Paris

Things to do in Paris

Paris-based Thai-American designer, writer, and DJ Pring Pichayanund Chinadahporn (known simply as Pring), began her eponymous shoe and accessories brand in 2007 at her high-end boutique in the heart of the Marais.

This Paris jewelry shop is a fantasy of pure luxury and understated
glamour, an extravaganza of pale creams and beiges, gently curving
display cases and opulent silk-covered furniture, all set off by
sparkling chandeliers and, of course, many, many diamonds. The design by

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.

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.

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.

Galerie J Kugel is one of the most distinguished antique dealers in the city. The galerie is housed inside Hôtel Collot, which is a palatial neoclassical Louis Visconti-designed building along the banks of the Seine in the 7ème arrondissement.

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.

Craftsman boulanger Eric Kayser’s flagship store in Paris opened its doors in 1996. Inside, walls of freshly baked artisan breads and colorful tarts provide edible artwork to the masses.

Context Travel puts a new spin on the classic walking tour by marshaling a network of English-speaking art historians, writers, architects, and other specialists to open up, both literally and figuratively, unique aspects of the city.

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