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.
Galerie Aveline/Jean-Marie Rossi
94 rue du Fbg St-Honoré Paris 75008 Métro: MiromesnilOne of the city's best-known dealers in exceptional 17th- to 19th-century furniture, paintings, and objets d’art, beautifully displayed in a vast gallery on the Place Beauvau.
Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5-7 rue de Fourcy Paris 75004 Métro: Saint PaulFrance’s national photography museum, with multiple temporary exhibits. Closed Mon and Tues.
Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
5 Rue des Capucines Paris 75001The independent shop launched by perfumer Jean-François Laporte (who founded L’Artisan Parfumeur), reviving the 17th-century association of perfumes and gloves, now run by his former apprentice Jean-Paul Millet Lage. Wide selection of unusual fragrances for both men and women, and gloves.
404 rue Saint Honoré Paris 75001Handsome handbags, luggage and other luxury leather goods and accessories, including a top-selling canvas tote imprinted “Ceci est un IT BAG”.
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.
37 avenue Daumesnil Paris 75012Former Hermès designer and craftsman Serge Amoruso custom-makes handbags, suitcases, briefcases, wallets, watchbands and other luxury leather goods in rare and exotic skins and colors.
Philippe Le Libraire
32 rue des Vinaigriers Paris 75010A tiny, cozy bookshop packed floor-to-ceiling with comics, mangas, illustrated novels, books by independent publishers and hard-to-find music CDs.
Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
1 pl du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre Paris 16th Métro: TrocadéroOccupying one wing of the Palais de Chaillot, this museum displays impressive, life-size models of the façades of cathedrals and other monuments on the ground floor, with upper floors devoted to medieval and Renaissance murals and stained-glass windows and modern and contemporary architecture. Also houses temporary exhibits. Closed Tue.
Musée du Quai Branly
37 Quai Branly Paris 75007 Métro: Alma-Marceau.In a colorful and dramatic new building designed by architect Jean Nouvel, set into gardens facing the Seine, a new museum devoted to the tribal arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Closed Mon.
Au Nain Bleu
252 blvd Saint-Germain Paris 75007The city’s most famous toyshop, with a vast selection of playthings deluxe.
35 rue Bonaparte Paris 75006A lovely bookshop decorated like a private apartment, with polished parquet floors and comfy sofas for browsers, run by the Paris publisher of photography, art, fashion and design books, some of them beautiful coffee-table tomes wrapped in silk or packaged in Goyard trunks. The gift selection includes cashmere throws and scented candles, including one with the aroma of leather bindings and bookshelves.