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Perrin Antiquaires

 98 rue du Fbg St-Honoré Paris 75008 Métro: Champs-Elysées–Clemenceau

Founder Jacques Perrin and his son Philippe specialize in exceptional late 17th- to early 19th-century French furniture, painting, sculpture and decorative objects, displayed in a beautiful three-story mansion on the Place Beauvau.

Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle

 Jardin des Plantes, 36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire Paris 75005 Métro: Censier-Daubenton.

A natural history museum first established in the 18th century, famed for its dinosaur hall and its Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, a Noah’s Ark display of thousands of animal species. Closed Tues.

Musée de la Monnaie

 11 quai de Conti Paris 75006 Métro: Pont Neuf/Odéon.

The museum of the French national mint, with coins, medals, jewelry and sculptures.

Musée de la Vie Romantique

 16 rue Chaptal Paris 9th Métro: Blanche, Saint-Georges, Pigalle

The small 19th-century home and garden of Romantic painter Ary Scheffer, with the artist’s paintings and charming mementos of his neighbors, the novelist George Sand and Chopin. Closed Mon.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

 7 rue Debelleyme, Paris 75003 Métro: Filles-du-Calvaire

A chic contemporary art gallery run by the noted Austrian dealer Ropac, located in a Marais courtyard. Among the artists he reagularly shows are Mimmo Paladino, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Tom Sachs and Gilbert & George.

Musée Delacroix

 6 rue de Furstenberg Paris 75006 Métro: St-Germain-des-Prés

A tiny museum in Eugène Delacroix’s former home and studio, with a small collection of the artist’s paintings, drawings and memorabilia. Closed Tues.

Le Bonbon au Palais

 19 rue Monge Paris 5th Métro: Cardinal Lemoine

Rainbow-hued candies, some 200 varieties from all over France, glisten like gemstones in apothecary jars in this dream of a boutique. Other Gallic treasures include light, fluffy guimauve, the square-cut French version of marshmallow; alcohol-filled chocolates covered in marzipan; lollipops in such flavors as blueberry, pineapple, quince and black cherry; and candied flower petals and herbs, including whole roses, violets, vervain, mint and lilac.

La Maison du Cerf Volant

 7 rue de Prague Paris 75012

Kites in every form and color, from butterflies and birds of paradise to octopi with long trailing tentacle tails.

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.

Bibliothèque Nationale

 5 rue de Vivienne Paris 75002, Métro: Bourse and 11 quai François-Mauriac, 75013 Paris, Métro: Quai de la Gare

The French national library, offering regular temporary art and history exhibits, now divided between the 19th-century Richelieu site and the new glass towers of the Mitterrand site. Both locations closed Sun am and Mon.

Mariage Frères

 30 rue du Bourg-Tibourg, 4th; 13 rue des Grands-Augustins, 6th

Purveyors of fine teas for more than 150 years, offering some 500 different teas along with teapots, tableware and accessories, in their elegant, colonial-style tea salon/shops.

Musée Carnavalet

 16 rue des Francs-Bourgeois Paris 3rd Métro Saint Paul or Chemin Vert

The city’s fascinating museum of Paris history, installed in two adjoining 16th- and 17th-century mansions in the Marais district, one of them the former home of Madame de Sévigné. Closed Mon.
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