Paris

Things to do in Paris

More like a city unto itself than a mere flea market, this vast expanse—really a series of many markets accommodating a whopping 2,500 dealers—could easily take up an entire day.

Located on the Left Bank, a short walk from the Pont Neuf, the Action Christine theatre has long been a popular spot for cinephiles who enjoy seeing Tinseltown classics and quality US independents on the big screen.

Located in the center of Paris in a building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, Centre Pompidou is the brainchild of President Georges Pompidou.

A combination clothing boutique and art gallery, Spree is the brainchild of fashion designer Roberta Oprandi and visual artist Bruno Hadjadj.

An optician of choice for fashion-conscious Parisians, this high-end eyewear retailer on Rue Castiglione sells premium brands and its own handcrafted designs.

For vintage threads, this boutique situated among the gardens of the Palais Royal attracts a well-heeled clientele.

Since February 2005, creative director Josephus Thimister, formerly of Balenciaga, has boosted Jourdan's style quotient and given the label's classic pump a sexy new contour.