We turn away from the touristy, brand-name-emblazoned boulevards of Paris this week to wander down quieter streets. Artfully designed and carefully curated, each shop window and building exterior adds another layer to the beauty of the city.
See 15 lovely storefronts that will make you want to embark on your own Parisian adventure.
Explore Merci's vast book collection, eclectic fashion choices, and unique furniture selection. Photo: @antonia_opera
Boulangerie Stephane 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). Photo: @arianaluna11
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. Photo: @desrosesetdescamelias
Step inside Deyrolle for a gorgeous, museum-like look at the world of taxidermy. Photo: @gabugabunomu
Le Petit Zinc
Beautiful architecture and food to match await you at Le Petit Zinc. Photo: @ilincaharry
Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole
End your tour of Notre Dame with a meal at Au Vieux Paris d'Arcole. Photo: @jchang5
Due for an apartment makeover? Shop to your heart's content at La Tresorerie. Photo: @latresorerie
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). Photo: @leabrds
Take in the view of Notre Dame from the tiny but always packed Esmerelda. Photo: @masljr
La Maison Rose
Enjoy dining en plein air at La Maison Rose in Montmarte. Photo: @rozemarijnelize
Enter luxurious fragrance shop Buly 1803, and be transported back two centuries. Photo: @salut.km
Ines De La Fressange
Ines de la Fressange is the lasting style legacy of one of the most fashionable women of Paris. Photo: @shingoes
La Maison Plisson
After selecting fresh ingredients for dinner, sit back and relax at La Maison Plisson. Photo: @streetandfood
Marche Aux Fleurs
Breathe deeply. The flora is well and truly on display at the Marche aux Fleurs. Photo: @lylybye
Inside a former cobbler shop, the charming Boot Cafe pulls espressos to, well, reboot you. Photo: @syjonas
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