La Cinémathèque Française
51 rue de Bercy Paris 75012 Métro: BercyNow installed in a building designed by Frank Gehry at the edge of the Bercy park, France's legendary Cinémathèque includes a superb movie museum and a vast film-archive library. Daily screenings and excellent temporary exhibits. Closed Tues.
11 rue Royale Paris 75008The flagship store of Bernardaud, a family firm that has been producing Limoges porcelain for more than a century—classic tableware, vases, light fixtures, gifts and jewelry, along with new collections by innovative young designers.
Avenue Winston Churchill Paris 75008 Métro: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau.The fine arts museum of the City of Paris, in a beautifully renovated Belle Epoque building, originally built for the World’s Fair of 1900. The permanent collection covers the history of art from antiquity to the early 20th century. Closed Mon.
39 blvd des Capucines, 2nd; 196 blvd St Germain, 7th; 51 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 4th, and othersThe famed perfume house based in Grasse, in Provence, has a handful of Paris shops offering not just dozens of fragrances, scented candles, cosmetics and soaps, but also great gifts, exquisite embroidered linens, jewelry and accessories. There’s a perfume museum at the Capucines address.
146-148 Galerie de Valois, Palais Royal Paris 1stCorto Moltedo, the trendy flagship store showcasing the luxury bag line launched by American-Italian designer Gabrielecorto Moltedo, is the latest haven of Palais Royal hip. Moltedo describes his aesthetic as "pop-luxe" chic, combining the best of ancestral Italian craftsmanship (his parents were owners of Bottega Veneta) with exotic skins, sumptuous leathers and vibrant colors. More reasonably priced travel accessories include funky laptop cases shaped like giant cassette tapes.
9 Rue du Perche, Paris 75003Located in the heart of the Marais area in Paris, a few minutes on foot from the Picasso Museum, the contemporary art gallery Oneiro opened its doors in October 2014. The gallery supports international emerging artists, but also established ones, and promotes the different forms of artistic expressions: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture-installation and video.
Comptoir de la Gastronomie
34 rue Montmartre Paris 75001A 19th-century épicerie with an Art Deco decor offering delicacies from truffles, foie gras and moutarde aux cèpes to Calvados, Armagnac and Champagne. Also serves a fine gourmet lunch.
29 ave Daumesnil Paris 75012 Métro: Gare de LyonA design gallery sponsored by the French furniture industry, specializing in young, up-and-coming designers.
9 rue Royale Paris 75008The renowned luxury silversmith, founded in 1830, offers a full range of tableware, decorative objects and jewelry, including collections by top designers including Gio Ponti, Martin Szekely, Ora Ito and Mathieu Lehanneur.
Musée de Montmartre
12 rue Cortot Paris 75018 Métro: AnversA small museum—installed in a charming garden house whose former tenants included Renoir, Dufy, Valadon and Utrillo—documenting the history of the hilltop village of Montmartre and its role in the artistic life of 19th-century Paris. Closed Mon.
11 quai Voltaire Paris 75007 Métro: Rue du BacAlong with museum-quality medieval, Renaissance and Baroque painting, drawings and sculpture, this Left Bank gallery carries archaeological objects and primitive arts.
30 avenue Montaigne Paris 75008This household name of fashion, accessories, fragrances and beauty has been a staple in high fashion since Christian Dior's "New Look" surfaced at the designer's first fashion show as an independent designer in 1947.