Paris Travel Guide
From the exterior, this flagship location of designer Isabel Marant’s boutique looks more like a weathered British pub than haute-fashion epicenter.
Located in Le Marais, Lieu Commun offers hipster clothing basics, such as track jackets from Misericordia, jackets made from organic Peruvian cotton, and sneakers from Veja. The neighborhood favorite also sells homeware gadgets and furnishings.
Just a few hundred feet downhill from Sacré Coeur, in the Abbesse quarter, a more authentic kind of charm is still alive.
Situated at the foot of Montmartre, this iron-and-glass Baltard-style structure was a 19th-century marketplace before it was converted into a cultural center in 1986.
The first thing that will draw your attention to Boucherie Becquerel on Rue St. Antoine is the aroma of roasting chicken.
Founded ten years ago by master pefumer Frederick Malle, this perfumerie on Rue du Mont-Thabor keep its emphasis on the fragrance. Malle is the grandson of Dior Perfumes founder Serge Heftler and packages each of his 17 fragrances with a biography and picture of its designer.
Children's-wear designer Domitille Brion and her sister Angelique sell chic clothing for girls ages 8 to 18, and many stylish Parisian moms (including Inès de la Fressange) wear the stuff, too.
Even if you aren't a fan of samba, bossa nova, batucada, or any kind of dancing for that matter, the casual atmosphere and quality of live music at Le Blue Note will win you over. Famous European jazz artists like Marcio Faraco have made their debuts at this venue.