Paris

Paris Travel Guide

Swedish wine writer and author Britt Karlsson, a Paris resident since 1990, organizes 20 tours annually to wine regions in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, and Austria.

Nestled in the very hip 3rd Arrondissement, this minuscule boîte has the look of a cultivated living room. Its dove-gray walls, white curtains, Empire-style chairs, Baccarat glasses, and many candles make it an ideal haven for a simple glass of champagne as an aperitif or a nightcap.

The 2007 winner of the Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris (the best baguette in Paris contest), Arnaud Delmontel’s namesake boulangerie (bakery) frequently has a line of customers extending out the front door.

The usual suspects (Prada, Miu Miu, Yves Saint Laurent) are punctuated by designs from lesser-known names, such as Luciano Padovan and Sartore.

A few blocks from Notre Dame and the Hotel de Ville, this uncommon stationer in the heart of the Marais district is appreciated for the craftsmanship of its wares.

In-the-know locals head to this spruced-up wine booth at the Marché des Enfants Rouges — the city’s oldest open-air food market. Here at “watershed wines,” sommelier Jeanne Galinié suggests vintages to go with the around-the-world cuisine sold at neighboring kiosks.

Founded by sisters Katia and Vanessa Sanchez, Des Petits Hauts (which translates to “The Little Tops”) is an ultra-feminine clothing boutique with multiple locations in Paris, Lyon, and Orleans.