Paris

Paris Travel Guide

Leave the hotel early on weekend mornings and take the metro to the far left bank outpost of Vanves, then walk a few blocks to Avenue Marc Sangnier and Avenue Georges Lafenestre for this small, excellent market, also an open secret among dealers.

Paris-based Korean designer Moon Young Hee is a regular at Paris Fashion Week, and she is known for her deconstructionist techniques, layered fabrics, and feminine designs.

The establishment of an aspiring baker from Normandy has flourished in the Latin Quarter since 1932.

The Jardin des Plantes, one of the most renowned botanical gardens in Paris, was founded as a medicinal garden by King Louis XIII in 1635.

For nearly 30 years, L’Eclaireur boutiques have innovatively displayed high-end fashion finds. Now the family-owned company’s fifth—but far from chainlike—boutique is doing double duty not just as a source for women’s clothing, accessories, and objets, but also as a chic watering hole.

Established in 1976 by perfumer-chemist Jean Laporte, this tiny French perfume house in the Marais woos shoppers with rows of impeccably packaged fragrances, candles, and sachets created from high-quality, raw materials (Laporte later left the company to form rival Maître Parfumeur et Gantier.).

If there is a Belgian "look" in today's interior design, it is captured in this flagship of the three Flamant brothers' stores.