Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries Paris 75001 Métro: Concorde.The beautifully renovated museum in the Tuileries Gardens is famed for its spectacular series of Monet’s Water Lilies and the Walter-Guillaume collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century art, including works by Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse and Derain. Closed Tues.
10 rue Charlot Paris 75003Dominique Picquier, who trained as an architect but reinvented herself as a textile designer, creates beautiful floral and vegetal prints as well as purses, evening bags and carry-ons in the season's best-selling fabrics.
Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
Palais Royal, 142 galerie de Valois 25 rue de Valois Paris 75001Intoxicating fragrances and luxury cosmetics by master perfumer Serge Lutens, in an enchanting Palais Royal boutique.
Jardins du Palais Royal 128-129 Galerie de Valois Paris 75001The first Paris boutique of the family-run glove company founded in 1924, with a rainbow array of some 180 models all hand-crafted in the traditional glove-making town of Millau, in the Aveyron département of south-central France.
Maison de la Prasline Mazet
37 rue des Archives Paris 75004 Métro: RambuteauIn 1903, a young confectioner named Léon Mazet bought the recipe for the French praline, a confection created in 1636 made with roasted almonds caramelized in sugar, and started up his own shop in Montargis—Maison de la Prasline Mazet. He later opened a shop in Paris that closed in 2010. Now Mazet is back with a charming new boutique, using the pink, gold and citron tins that date to the shop’s beginnings. Freshly-made pralines and chocolates, along with many other delicious sweets.
34 blvd Saint Germain Paris 75005Famous for scented candles in more than 50 fragrances—expensive but exceptional.
Atelier du Bracelet Parisien
28 place du Marché Saint Honoré Paris 75001A small shop specialized in watchbands and small leather goods in a large range of skins, styles and colors, both ready-to-wear and custom-made.
149 rue de l’Université Paris 75007A wonderful chocolate shop filled with traditional filled chocolates and trompe l’oeil creations including chocolate gargoyles. Specialties are the dark pastilles filled with crunchy bits of cocoa bean and the melt-in-your-mouth pavés, little cubes of cocoa-dusted ganache.
Musée National du Moyen Age–Musée Cluny
6 place Paul-Painlevé Paris 75005 Métro: Cluny-La Sorbonne.A wonderful museum of medieval history and art, including the renowned Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, housed in a resplendent 15th-century residence built on top of immense early Roman baths.
Chalcographie du Louvre
Librairie-Boutiques of the Musée du Louvre Carrousel du Louvre Paris 75001 Métro: Palais Royal - Musée du LouvreSome 13,000 prints from the Louvre's collection, printed on museum-quality paper. The most popular prints—botanical prints, maps of pre-and post-Haussmannian Paris, engravings of Napoleon's campaigns in Egypt, prints from the historic galleries of Versailles—are already in stock; others can be printed to order.
17 Place de la Madeleine Paris 75008Rival of another caviar boutique in Place de la Madeleine, Café Prunier.
Kraemer & Cie
43 rue de Monceau Paris 75008In business since 1875, the oldest and one of the most prestigious of the city’s galleries specializing in top-quality 17th- and 18th-century furniture and objets d’art, shown in the family's private residence.