19 boulevard des Invalides Paris 75007 Métro: Varenne.Displayed in a former private mansion, its gardens and chapel, a major collection of sculpture, sketches, engravings and paintings by Auguste Rodin, along with works by his student Camille Claudel and paintings and sculpture from the artist’s own eclectic collection. Closed Mon.
348 rue Saint Honoré Paris 1st Métro: TuileriesLuxury behemoth LVMH acquired the venerable luggage company Moynat last year with the intention of revamping the once-iconic travel trunk-maker founded in 1849. The new designer has incorporated some of the original flourishes, from the subtle curves of the women’s handbags to elegant brass T-locks on men’s briefcases and false bottoms for hiding sensitive documents. Prices are commensurate with the high quality: totes start at about $900, custom luggage can easily exceed $20,000.
18 et 20, rue Coquillière 51, rue Jean- Jacques Rousseau - Paris 75001The professional kitchen and culinary equipment store par excellence. It’s well worth a visit even if you’ve no intention to buy.
5 place de la République Paris 75003A luxurious range of 100 percent organic beauty products and perfumes in retro glass bottles and stylish packaging.
Musée du Louvre
75058 Paris Métro: Palais RoyalThe museum’s comprehensive collections cover the history of art from Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities to mid-19th-century European painting and sculpture, including Oriental, Islamic and primitive art and the monumental medieval remains of the Louvre itself.; information English/Spanish 01.40.20.53.17. Closed Tues.
Et Puis C’est Tout
72 rue des Martyrs Paris 75018A great collection of 1950s-1970s furniture, barware, lamps and hundreds of key chains, mostly brand-specific, logo-emblazoned and iconic models.
2 rue Ferdinand Duval Paris 75004Select your own ingredients and watch as Stephane Mottay whips up your personalised organic face cream.
Le Marchand d’Etoiles
4 rue du Pont aux Choux Paris 75003The Star Merchant is the French equivalent of the Sandman, and the shop specializes in children’s nightwear—velour pajamas, angel-winged nightgowns, gold-dotted and star-studded boxer shorts.
7 avenue Vélasquez Paris 8th Métro: Monceau or VilliersA Paris city museum with an extraordinary collection of Asian art, in a former private mansion built around a colossal bronze Buddha. Closed Mon.
Catacombes de Paris
1 ave du Colonel Henri Roi-Tanguy Paris 14th Métro: Denfert-RochereauAn extensive network of underground passages, originally quarries, later the resting place of the tightly packed bones of six million people, transferred here in the late 18th century. An extraordinary sight, but not for the claustrophobic. Over two hundred steps and a little over a mile to walk. Bring a flashlight and don't take a bone souvenir; bags are searched at the exit. Closed Mon.
374 rue Saint Honoré, 1st; 45 rue de Rennes, 6th; 44 ave des Champs-Elysées, 8thJust a few of many Paris outlets of the Spanish chain, offering young and trendy fashion at bargain prices—for women only at the Saint Honoré address, men and women at Rennes and the Champs-Elysées, which also has childrenswear.
5 blvd des Filles du Calvaire, Paris 75003 82 rue de Grenelle, Paris 75007 122 rue du Bac, Paris 75007Three immense floors packed with fashion, furniture, interior accessories, toys, books, candy and cupcakes galore. Designer Valérie Mazerat has indulged her inner child to the max here, adding a cozy candy store-cum-café, a retro-style barber shop, a photo machine and cinema corner.