What to bring back from a trip to Paris? Our must-sees
A Parisian getaway wouldn't be the same without a good shopping spree, so to make sure you don't miss out on any of the capital's best addresses, here are our six favorite places to spoil your loved ones... or yourself!
1. A Carnets Goguette travel journal from Librairie Voyageurs du monde
Specializing in travel literature, the Voyageurs du Monde bookshop offers a wide selection of books on the subject, from country guides to fine books and atlases of all kinds. On the second floor, you'll find the young French stationery brand Carnets Goguette and its travel notebook for curious souls, La Grande Aventure. Designed to record every stage of a trip (before, during and after), the La Grande Aventure notebook guides travelers through its pages, enabling them to keep a record of their best memories. A must-have for globetrotters who want to savor every second of their experience.
Voyageurs du Monde bookshop
48 Rue Sainte-Anne, 75002 Paris
5 min walk from the hotel
2. A Polene leather accessory
Founded in 2016 by three siblings, Parisian haute maroquinerie brand Polène offers a wide collection of leather bags and accessories with minimalist, elegant lines. Driven by a love of craftsmanship and beautiful materials, the siblings have called on exceptional know-how to design each model. Only a six-minute walk from the Maison Favart, their only Parisian address (otherwise you'll have to go to New York!), will delight lovers of fine pieces. You'll fall for their iconic Numéro Un model or, if you're traveling light, the wallet that slips over your shoulder.
69 Rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris
6 min walk
3. Pyramidions at Jade Genin
What could be more Parisian than Jade Genin's pyramidions, replica chocolates of the tip of the Concorde obelisk? As beautiful as they are delicious, these tasting chocolates combine exceptional cocoa and rare products, such as cardamom from Bhutan or tamarind from India. The icing on the cake is that they are suitable for all diets, as they contain no cream, butter or milk.
33 Av. de l'Opéra, 75002 Paris
8 min. walk
4. Shoes at Repetto Paris
The iconic boutique on rue de la Paix gives pride of place to the enchanted world of classical dance and ballet. Whether you dream of being a prima ballerina for a night in tutu and pointe shoes, or an elegant city dweller with colorful shoes, Repetto shoes are the perfect choice for every occasion. Here, the hardest choice will undoubtedly be deciding between the rainbow of models offered by the brand.
22 Rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris
7 min walk
5. Decoration by Maison Sarah Lavoine
Welcome to the temple of design, sustainability and warmth. At the helm is interior designer Sarah Poniatowski, who has gone on to create furniture, objects and lighting. Among the treasures to take home, we recommend the delicate linen and cotton napkins, the ceramic candleholder with its wavy lines, the French hand-crafted throw or this elegant deck of cards. With the added bonus of knowing you won't find them in every home!
Maison Sarah Lavoine
6 place des Victoires,75002 Paris
12 minutes on foot
6. A lip balm in a personalized box at Officine universelle de Buly
Step inside Buly's Officine Universelle and you're instantly transported back to the First Empire! Designed as a replica of 19th-century dispensaries, you'll find everything you need to pamper yourself in the style of the era. Scented bath salts with Scottish lichen sit alongside beechwood beard brushes, powder compacts, flower brushes and exceptional ointments. To bring back a little of this world, the "baume des muses" in its precious, customizable case is a must.
Officine Universelle Buly 1803
6 Rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris
26 min walk from the hotel