Paris

Things to do in Paris

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.

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.

The words “fabrication traditionnelle” are emblazoned above the entrance of this antique-filled boulangerie (bakery), advertising Christophe Vasseur’s “traditional manufacturing” of homemade breads.

The oldest chocolate shop in Paris (opened in 1761) is exactly as you would picture it: the classic Parisian storefront says epicere fine (delicatessan) printed above the door in gold belle époque lettering.