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Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Words: Tiffany Tang Image: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra Situated in the Louvre’s 19th-century Rohan and Marsan wings is the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, a museum of decorative art and design that houses over 150,000 objects, showcasing collections… Read more

Jim Haynes – Atelier A-2 and Sunday night salons

  Words: Jill Pope Images: Alex Leggett I imagine that journalists the world over are united in their trepidation of interviewing people who have reached “legendary” status. It’s hard to know how to probe beyond… Read more

Florian Aubertin – La Cave des Papilles

Words: Omid Tavallai The story has almost become a cliché in what’s hot and exciting in Paris: A young upstart with no formal training. Someone who bailed on a corporate career to pursue an unrelated… Read more

Café Coutume

Words: Omid Tavallai Coffee is Paris has taken a turn for the better in recent times. It seems a long time ago that people were slashing through the images of postcard-perfect zinc counter tops and… Read more

Astier de Villatte

Text: Aran Cravey Image: Yoon Viak Studio Beyond the basic plate/bowl/cup trio of everyday tableware, I’m a mere Simpleton when it comes to the subject of ceramics. The finer points of teapots and terrines are… Read more

Hermès – Rive Gauche

Text: Aran Cravey Image: Jennifer Vinopal The airy, tri-level store on Rue de Sèvres in the 6th arrondissement was originally created to house the swimming pool for the Hotel Lutetia during its grand dame era… Read more

MAC/VAL Vitry Sur Seine

In the unlikely event that Paris is beginning to get tiresome, art correspondent Lilianne Milgrom offers two very different art experiences outside the Paris metropolis. Here she offers a contemporary option at Vitry-sur-Seine's outstanding contemporary… Read more

E. Dehillerin

Text: Carly DeFilippo Image: Kevin Walsh If E. Dehillerin is not the most practical place to shop for kitchen equipment in Paris, it’s certainly the most nostalgic.  The vintage, forest-green storefront spans the corner of… Read more

Au Petit Tonneau

Text: Brendan Seibel Image: Au Petit Tonneau Nestled amongst the glitz and glitter of the 7th Au Petit Tonneau brings the neighbourhood back to Earth. Walking inside this unassuming restaurant is like crossing the threshold… Read more

La Grande Epicerie de Paris

Words: Richard Price Image: Stéphanie Moisan If you are a true food-lover, upon entering la Grande Epicerie de Paris, it feels as if your head might explode at any moment.  They have so much and… Read more

Pralus Chocolate

Text: Boris Petrovic Image: Lee McCoy Pralus is one of the three producers in France to go ‘from bean to bar’; he uses nothing but noble ingredients, only pure chocolate butter, no  preservatives, E’ numbers… Read more

Hotel Thérèse

Text: Susie Hollands Image: Hotel Thérèse Hotel Thérèse is situated in a fabulous quartier of Paris in a typical building from the 18th century looking onto one that is even more exquisite. This 3 star… Read more

Michel Cluizel Chocolate

Text: Boris Petrovic Image: Robyn Lee Like all fine chocolate artisans serious about their craft, Michel Cluizel has his own series of ‘Premier cru’ tablets, meaning that these chocolates come from a single cocoa bean… Read more

Maison de l’Architecture

  Text: Anna Bromich Photograph: Eric Laignel My dog-eared street map of Paris, printed in 1984, lists the U-shaped building opposite Gare de l’Est as a hospital, causing momentary confusion as I navigate my way… Read more

Le Petit Paris

Text: Susie Hollands Image: Le Petit Paris Le Petit Paris is a great mid-priced hotel options in one of the most sought after areas of the city. The old Relais de Poste is perfectly situated… Read more

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

Text by Anna Bromwich If you don’t have the time to embark on an architecture tour of France, an afternoon at Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine works just as well. The three galleries in… Read more

Musée Carnavalet

Housed in two former hôtel particuliers, the Musée Carnavalet documents the life and times of Paris, from the middle ages to the present day. There are brocade and tapestry laden interiors from the 17th-19th centuries… Read more

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

Text: Philippa Brangam Image: Wally Gobetz Henry Miller aptly described Shakespeare & Co as a wonderland of books. On stepping through the door out of the hustle and bustle of the busy Latin Quarter it is… Read more

Merci

Image: CD Fr The perennial darling of stylists and the fashion crowd, Merci is as good for browsing as actually buying. The 1000m2 multi-level loft comprises a literary café, a florist, a combination of furniture… Read more

Bob’s Juice Bar and Bob’s Kitchen

This is one of the best places to go for healthy vegetarian fast-food. Get your wheat-grass drinks and smoothies, and menus including salads and sandwiches at the ‘original’ canal-side location Bob’s Juice. Big brother Bob’s… Read more

Fragonard

Image: Flickr Looking for a Paris souvenir that has it all, then head over to Fragonard. Founded in 1926 in Grasse, France’s perfume capital, the shop sells loads of fabulously chic yet reasonably priced items:… Read more

Piscine Pontoise

Text: Ana Lee Image: Vincent Noel The Piscine Pontoise is one of the most legendary pools in Paris. Built in the 1930s, this historical landmark has attracted stars such as Commander Cousteau and swimming champion Johnny… Read more

Hôtel Particulier Montmartre

This hotel (in a house that once belonged to the Hermés family) features five suites (4 junior, one deluxe) and two large bedrooms by renowned contemporary artists; owner and manager Morgane Rousseau is a well-known… Read more

Jean-Vier Linen

Image: Jean-Vier Jean-Vier linen is part of the heritage of the Pays Basque, where in the olden days fabric was cultivated and woven to create SAÏAL, a strong fabric cover used to protect the cattle… Read more

Pierre Hardy

Shoe designer Pierre Hardy has achieved something incredible, his shoes are sexy and comfortable, the mark of a genius! This former accessories designer for Hermès has a sense of the elegant without being stuffy and… Read more

Pierre Hermé Patisserie

Image: Flickr Undoubtedly one of Paris’ most famous pâtissiers – the macarons are the most celebrated offering but the whole selection and presentation is delicious.  Constantly updating his flavours means there is real innovation.  Some… Read more

La Belle Hortense

  A Marais go-to, this bar is famously the place where Catherine Millet’s “La Vie Sexuelle de Catherine M” was launched.  Combining books (it’s also a librairie) and wine is a classic French combination, plus there… Read more

Serge Lutens

Stroll into the wonderful Palais Royal, a few steps from the Louvre but quite off the tourist beat; in the Galerie de Valvois running down one side is Les Salons du Palais Royal. Here you… Read more

Calligrane Stationery

Calligrane is devoted to beautifully manufactured writing implements and paper, but you can also find briefcase and desk essentials as well as special papers from far-away lands and notebooks covered in ostrich skin. Calligrane 4-6… Read more

Thé Mariage Frères

Image: Robyn Lee This famous company carries exclusive teas with great packaging and a huge range of flavours. Try Thé du Nil or “Marco Polo” (mélange parfumé fruité). Not only is it a fantastic place… Read more

Le Caveau des Oubliettes

Words: Pamela Price When I first moved to Paris my roommate saw me sitting on the couch, wondering what to do on my Thursday night. “You like jazz?” he asked, and handed me a piece… Read more

François-Truffaut Cinema Library

The François-Truffaut cinema library in the Forum des Halles, is part of the architectural project “avenue du Cinéma” which also includes the redesigned Forum des Images cinema. The centre is part of the network of… Read more

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme

The Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme is the successor to the Musée d’art Juif de Paris, established in 1948 by a private association to pay homage to a culture that had been destroyed by… Read more

Théâtre Des Bouffes du Nord

Words: Pamela Price The historic theatrical structure, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, has endured its struggles with survival. Now thriving under the direction of Micheline Rozan and Peter Brook, the two picked the theatre out… Read more

Ze Kitchen Galerie

  Image: Alain Bisotti A burst of colour and invention in a world of heavy sauces and (well-loved but) dull staples of French Cuisine.  Sometimes one yearns for something more fresh, light and modern in… Read more

Fondation Cartier

The Fondation Cartier – one of the many Paris museums dedicated to contemmporary art – puts on consistently good shows and invests in young artists, as well as some more established international names. The beautiful building… Read more

Bellota-Bellota

A menu of dishes based on the shop’s Spanish hams, cheeses and premium canned goods. Not only does it sell little treats (try the madeleines), but it is also an upscale tapas bar. The main… Read more

Arthus-Bertrand

This legendary shop has been crafting signet rings and official decorations since 1803.  One of creations is “Lune de Miel”, a gold disk that can been worn as a bracelet, necklace, pendant or ring. He… Read more

Ecole Ferrandi

It’s a bit like a canteen but the food is divine at one of the most prestigious culinary schools in Paris.  There are two restaurants in the same building, Le Premier and Le 28. They… Read more

Upla

  A cute Baba-Cool (French for “hippie”) brand from the 70s when their shop began life in Les Halles – it has now evolved, (like those Baba-Cool people) to the chi-chi environs of St-Germain-des-Prés. “Upla”… Read more

Librairie Fischbacher

There is a great selection of hard-to-find art books and the best place for anything on “arts premiers” – ancient and indigenous art from around the world. Librarie Fischbacher 33 Rue de Seine, 6th Ph.… Read more

Fauchon

Fauchon is one of the best shops to browse for jams, mustards, fine teas and other gourmet treats.  They also have a great cave à vins with helpful staff, a bakery, and a salon de the/restaurant.… Read more

L’Eclaireur

After his original flagship store opened on the Champs Elysées in 1982, Armand Hadida has created quite a fashion empire around Paris. Now you can find a varied ‘en point’ collection of international designers all around… Read more

Diptyque

Image: Stephen Coles Diptyque was created in 1961 by three friends who were linked by their love of fine arts and fine décor;  Desmond Knox-Leet, Christiana Gautrot and Yves Coueslant.  Their now legendary boutique on… Read more

Chez Paul

Deliciously heavy on the fat content but very atmospheric – it’s as if the gastronomic renaissance in this neck of the woods has happened all around this place.  A great place to take visitors who… Read more

Goyard

Goyard, THE place for travel bags, older than LV, rarer and more desirable. You can’t get much higher than this when it comes to class: try a suitcase that unfolds into a food and water… Read more

Le Café de la Mairie

Played a key role in Christian Vincent’s film La Discrète. More reasonably priced than Café Flore and in a more discreet neighbourhood, this is a very typique Parisian restaurant that appears to have been frozen in… Read more

Musée du Louvre

The Louvre. Need we really say more? Get there early to avoid the queue or even better, head to the nocturnes Wednesday and Friday nights. Read more

Le Bar à Huitres

The saying goes: “Never eat oysters in a month without an ‘R’ in it.” or as P.J. O’Rourke put it “Never serve oysters in a month that has no paycheck in it.” When you have… Read more

Patrick Roger- Chocolatier

Patrick Roger flavours his ganaches with lime, basil, jasmin, quince and Szechuan pepper corns – amongst other things. A mix of classic and innovative, there is something for all tastes here. He also creates chocolate… Read more

Bouillon Racine

Most beautiful art-nouveau decor and a great lunch time prix-fixe. Bouillon is ancient term for brasserie – this one was built in 1906. A tribute to the history of fine dining in this city. Bouillon Racine… Read more

La Palette

Old favourite, popular with Ecole des Beaux-Arts students and the local Galeristes. Bit of fun on the left bank, with lots of chinos and pink sweaters. It is a ‘site classé,’ which means that the… Read more

La Pagode

Photo: Jean-François Chaput A petite folie built in honour of the wife of the entrepreneur who opened Le Bon Marché. In the thirties the building was turned into a movie house that shows international films. It… Read more

Goumanyat & Son Royaume

Text: Carly DeFilippo If your cooking seems a bit bland, spice it up with some of the best herbs and spices. There are several shops that can supply you with all of the zesty flavors… Read more

Christopher Robin

Ever wondered where Catherine Deneuve comes to have her hair coloured?  You can try and get that essential blonde colour with Christophe. Colorist and creator for the laboratories of L’Oreal Paris, Christophe Robin develops colors… Read more

IUNX Perfumes

You’re unlikely to bump into someone with the same scent while you’re shopping here. Created and conceptualized by father and daughter Francis and Olivia Giacobetti, IUNX carries a wide variety of high range, exotic as… Read more

A Coup de Théatre

A specialist bookstore like only Paris knows how to do – this one stocks an impressive array of volumes relating to the theatre, opera, dance, music, mime and cinema. For those interested in the performing arts,… Read more

Jean-Paul Hevin – Chocolatier

One of Paris’ top chocolatiers, JP Hevin’s signature store on the rue Saint Honoré, also has a sophisticated Salon de Thé, which is great for a lunch entre copînes, it’s not too expensive. With additional boutiques… Read more

Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle

  Self confessed sybarite, Frédéric Malle is the son of the creator of Dior perfumes. He grew up appreciating the good things in life and is now one of the ‘new generation’ of master perfumiers,… Read more

Chantal Thomass

French lingerie with a twist, Chantal Thomass‘ lingerie is hip and seductive with intricate and unique designs. Each piece of lingerie has its own personality. If you’re looking for something to match your corset and… Read more

Moda – designer shoes and bag outlet

You have a passion for shoes and handbags. What, really? Well you’re not the only one in this town. MODA is a clandestine chausseure operation. The exterior windows are stacked high with shoe boxes; the owner… Read more

Paris’ Best Independent Cinemas

Despite instant movie downloads, France is still a country of moviegoers, and Paris is still the film capital of Europe.  As well as the mega chains UGC and MK2, a number of independent cinemas survive… Read more

Assouline

If you are looking for the ultimate coffee table book, you’ll probably find it here. Along with other sybaritic treats like leather bound suitcases containing bound Assouline editions and one-off jewelry and furnishings. Assouline 35… Read more

Robert Clergerie

Heels get ruined here in Paris in no time. Robert Clergerie’s chunky yet elegant collection should help – shops on Rue Cherche-Midi or Rue Grenelle (6eme) and Le Bon Marché (7eme) plus the main department… Read more

20 Paris Literature

Words: Susie Hollands Below is a list of essential Paris reading (the first section you should go out and find tomorrow, the second can wait for your next holiday) compiled after polling friends and clients.… Read more

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