Things to do in 7th Arrondissement
For toys, including extraordinary stuffed animals, miniature soldiers, and the best Easter decorations around, there's nothing like L'Oiseau de Paradis.
Across the Seine from the Tuileries Gardens, the Musée d'Orsay is Paris's premier museum of Impressionism, displaying works from 1848 to 1914.
What was once a vast, vaulted boat hangar underneath the Right Bank pillars of the city’s most ornate bridge, the Pont Alexandre III is now a popular nightclub that hosts album launches, fashion week after-parties, and other glittery happenings during the week. Starting at 10 p.m.
Ever since 1887, when then-unknown Cézanne offered founder Gustave Sennelier tips on his “Couleurs du Quai Voltaire” formulations, this house has been known for creating colors and products to artists’ specifications.
The legendary gallery has been selling affordably priced art for more than half a century, and its walls are lined with some of the most famous examples. For under $50, you can buy a Miró reproduction; lithographs by Braque and others cost $155.
Located on a street that’s considered prime territory for hunting down kitten heels, stilettos, and wedges, Louboutin offers leopard-print pumps that are prey truly worth stalking.
Frustrated with the lack of stylish but practical children’s clothing in Paris, stay-at-home mom Daniéle Tellinge began designing her own garments in the 1970’s. Her first catalog was two pages long, and Cyrillus (considered Paris’s answer to J.
Eric Bompard was trekking across the Gobi desert in Mongolia when he came across the Capra Hisca, a goat with a long, soft hair that insulated it from the cold. That encounter began his obsession with cashmere, which led him to launch his own clothing line.
Offering a unique, yet still Parisian, take on pastries, La Pâtisserie des Rêves in the 16th arrondissement features the work of Phillippe Conticini.
Set amidst high-end shops on the Left Bank, Le Bac á Glaces, or Ice Tray, specializes in ice cream and sorbets made the old-fashioned way in various all-natural flavors developed by founder Silvain Yoel. Unique combinations include cherry with peppermint and pear with lemon.