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Musée du Louvre

 75058 Paris Métro: Palais Royal

The 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 Closed Tues.


 18 blvd de Latour-Maubourg Paris 75007

The chic caviar restaurant and emporium carries not only beluga, ossetra, sevruga or Alverta Royal caviars, but also czar-cut salmon, king crab and even vodka chocolate pearls.

Musée Dapper

 35 bis rue Paul Valéry Paris 75016 Métro: Victor-Hugo

A private museum offering top-notch temporary exhibits of African art. Closed Tues.

École Suisse Internationale

 10 rue des Messageries 75010 Paris France

Ecole Suisse Internationale – Paris – Programs starting from €270 per week (for 18 +) – Standard, intensive, Business French… – Cultural activities, housing from €192per week

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

 76 rue de Turenne, Paris 75003 Métro: St-Sébastien-Froissart

One of the city’s hottest contemporary galleries, showing works by Sophie Calle, Maurizioo Cattelan, Wim Delvoye, Takashi Murakami and Jean-Michel Othoniel.

Arty Dandy

 1 rue de Furstemberg Paris 75006 Métro: Mabillon

An impossibly chic gallery boutique that mixes fashion with art books, housewares, jewelry, small leather goods, sunglasses, perfumes and fine art. As in a gallery, the inventory changes constantly—clothing according to season and everything else according to whatever owner Axel Teinturier finds interesting and clever: eye-catching ornaments for the home, plush designer rugs, classic merino sweaters for men and ostrich-leather handbags for women.

Michel Chaudun

 149 rue de l’Université Paris 75007

A 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.

Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

 3 ave Général Eisenhower Paris 75008 Métro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau

National galleries for major temporary exhibits, installed in the wings of the glass-roofed “palace” built for the 1900 World’s Fair. Closed Tues.

Bastien de Almeida

 46 rue La Condamine Paris 17th

In Paris's Batignolles trendy district, a shop carrying stunning American vintage fashion as well as specialized books and DVDs. It even offers sewing classes. Closed Sun-Mon.

Jeu de Paume

 1 pl de la Concorde Paris 75008 Métro: Concorde

A small museum in the Tuileries Gardens now devoted to temporary photography exhibits. Closed Monday.

Maison de la Prasline Mazet

 37 rue des Archives Paris 75004 Métro: Rambuteau

In 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.

Daniel Malingue

 26 ave Matignon Paris 75008 Métro: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Old Masters, Impressionists, modern works and sculpture—the impressive list of artists at this gallery run by Daniel Malingue and his daughter ranges from Bonnard and Braque to Van Dongen and Vlaminck, and includes Chagall, Matisse, Klee, Picasso, Miró and Renoir.
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