Window shopping at its best. Photos by @syjonas, @antonia_opera, and @jchang5.
PARIS – We're turning away from the touristy, brand-name-emblazoned boulevards of Paris this week and wandering down quieter streets instead. Artfully designed and carefully curated, each of these shop windows and building exteriors adds another layer to the beauty of the city. These fifteen lovely storefronts will make you want to embark on your own Parisian adventure.
Explore Merci's vast book collection, eclectic fashion choices, and unique furniture selection.
Boulangerie Stéphane Secco
Savor the taste of a fresh croissant or delicious macaron at this quintessential French bakery (101 rue de Rennes; +33-1-45-48-35-79).
Au Levain d'Antan
Take a break from the hills of Montmartre. Sit down at Au Levain d'Antan for one of the best baguettes in town.
Step inside Deyrolle for a gorgeous, museum-like look at the world of taxidermy.
Le Petit Zinc
Beautiful architecture and food to match await you at Le Petit Zinc.
Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole
End your tour of Nôtre Dame with a meal at Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole.
Due for an apartment makeover? Shop to your heart's content at La Trésorerie.
Saint-Paul Le Marais
Not all stores need a roof. Some are just serendipitously stumbled upon (like this one on rue Saint-Paul Le Marais).
Take in the view of Nôtre Dame from the tiny but always packed Esmerelda.
La Maison Rose
Enjoy dining en plain air at La Maison Rose in Montmarte.
Enter luxurious fragrance shop Buly 1803, and be transported back two centuries.
Ines de la Fressange
Ines de la Fressange is the lasting style legacy of one of the most fashionable women of Paris.
La Maison Plisson
After selecting fresh ingredients for dinner, sit back and relax at La Maison Plisson.
Marché aux Fleurs
Breathe deeply. The flora and fauna are on display at the Marché aux Fleurs.
Inside a former cobbler shop, the charming Boot Cafe pulls espressos to, well, reboot you.