72 rue de Bonaparte, 6th; 185 rue de Vaugirard, 15thA pâtissier with a passion for chocolate, Hermé creates pastries with incredible flavor combinations—like passionfruit macarons with milk chocolate filling—as well as amazing filled chocolates including the Makassar, a frothy mousse of salted, buttery caramel coated in dark chocolate. His “collections” vary with the seasons.
16 rue Elzévir 75003 Paris Métro Saint-PaulThe most beautiful confiserie-pâtisserie in Paris, and the first Paris offshoot of the exquisite Meert pâtisserie and tea salon in Lille, founded in 1761. Meert’s fame centers on its unique version of the gaufre, a delicate waffle native to the old region of Flanders, treasured for its sublime cream center perfumed with Madagascar vanilla. The boutique also carries chocolates and jams and, on Saturdays only, delicious pastries.
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.
29 ave Daumesnil Paris 75012 Métro: Gare de LyonA design gallery sponsored by the French furniture industry, specializing in young, up-and-coming designers.
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.
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
76 rue de Turenne, Paris 75003 Métro: St-Sébastien-FroissartOne of the city’s hottest contemporary galleries, showing works by Sophie Calle, Maurizioo Cattelan, Wim Delvoye, Takashi Murakami and Jean-Michel Othoniel.
Antoine & Lili
95 quai de Valmy; 87 rue de Seine; 17 rue du Jour Paris 75010; 75006; 75001One of the first fashion hot spots along the Canal Saint Martin: three adjacent stores with crayon-colored facades—hot pink for womenswear, canary yellow for kitsch home decor, lime green for kids’ clothes, toys and gifts. Now branched out into Saint Germain des Prés and the old Les Halles areas.
Le Bon Marché
24 rue de Sèvres Paris 75007Founded in 1852, it’s the oldest of the major department stores, and the only one on the Left Bank, now owned by luxury goods group LVMH and catering to an upmarket crowd, with cutting-edge designer labels and custom-made suits for men.
Musée des Arts décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli Paris 75001 Métro: Tuileries.A fashion and fabric museum that is part of the semi-private museum group Les Arts Décoratifs, installed in a wing of the Louvre.
7 rue de la Paix Paris 75002Montblanc has branched out beyond diamond-encrusted fountain pens in recent years and made its mark with exclusive watches, luxe leather accessories and haute joaillerie.
39-41 galerie Vivienne Paris 75002Babywear in organically-grown Japanese cotton and all-natural dyes, and hypoallergenic infant cologne.
17 Place de la Madeleine Paris 75008Rival of another caviar boutique in Place de la Madeleine, Café Prunier.