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Maison Fabre

 Jardins du Palais Royal 128-129 Galerie de Valois Paris 75001

The 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.


 14 rue de la Corderie Paris 3rd Métro: Temple

A fabulous concept boutique Paris’s Haut Marais where clothes are displayed on a curtained mini-stage, jewelry is in a stylized coffin and the mannequins seem ready to speak, as if right off a Jean Cocteau movie set. Some of the shop’s limited-edition pieces are closest in spirit to theatrical costumes, but there are plenty of outstanding everyday pieces, along with some fairly wacky headgear, handmade leather goods, a small vintage collection and a bookstore.

Maison de la Truffe

 19 Place de la Madeleine Paris 75008

Has a superb tasting menu that offers tuber-based delicacies such as scallop carpaccio with Brumale truffles, and a shop for gourmet gifts including truffle-infused Armagnac.

Musée de la Poste

 21 Avenue du Maine Paris 75015 Métro: Falguière

This museum is much more exciting than it sounds-in this age of instant communications, traveling back through the history of postal services becomes a poetic experience. Closed Sun.


 38 rue Madame, 8th 112 rue Vieille du Temple, 3rd 12 rue d'Alger, 1st

Cool and casual unisex fashion for young hipsters—dark denims, cords, tee shirts, knits—an international label launched in 1988 by French designer Jean Touitou.

Bobbi Brown

 1 bis rue des Francs-Bourgeois Paris 75003

American cosmetics star Brown has just opened her first boutique in Paris, on the main shopping street in the Marais.


 2 rue Ferdinand Duval Paris 75004

Select your own ingredients and watch as Stephane Mottay whips up your personalised organic face cream.


 11 rue Royale Paris 75008

The 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.

W.H. Smith

 248 rue de Rivoli Paris 75001

A wide selection of books in English as well as international newspapers and magazines. Great travel section.

Galerie Italienne

 75 rue de la Fontaine au Roi Paris 75011 Métro: Goncourt. A smaller gallery is at: 46 rue de Seine Paris 75006 Métro: Odéon.

A contemporary gallery that exhibits and produces limited-edition furniture, lighting fixtures, and decorative objects and housewares by mostly Italian designers, including Mattia Bonetti, Carlo Molino, Gaetano Pesce and Ettore Sottsass.

Musée de la Musique

 221 ave Jean Jaurès Paris 19th Métro: Porte de Pantin

Within the Cité de la Musique at the Parc de la Villette, a museum displaying 1,000 musical instruments and art objects including some rare and extraordinary items belonging to such musical celebrities as Frédéric Chopin, Django Reinhardt and Frank Zappa. A chronological journey through Western musical forms from the 17th-century to the present day, with a look at different cultures along the way. Closed 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.
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