Paris Travel Guide

Ground zero for a dizzying selection of straight-off-the-runway styles, this Italian manufacturer of some of the world's most coveted shoe labels sells its wares at a boutique showroom on Rue de Grenelle.

The 20-year-old family-run company, Cecile and Jeanne, opened a boutique in the Charles de Gaulle airport in 2005. Located in terminal 2, near gate 2F, travelers can find that last minute gift from Paris.

The utilitarian, oddly chic designs at Yves Andrieux Vincent Jalbert are made from unlikely antique fabrics—parachute nylon, canvas, and cotton originally intended to cover French camping cots.

Known locally as the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Arab World Institute in Paris’ Fifth Arrondissement serves to foster goodwill and cross-cultural communication between Europe and the Middle East, and has been a prominent cultural landmark since its completion in 1987.


For splurge-worthy outfits with a classic bent.

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.