* Palais Royal & Gardens: Restaurants and shops: near the Louvre. Kati found a great ladies Depot-Vente, Didier Ludot, with clothing from many of the well-known designers, all at good prices.
* The Plaques et Pots shop, Originally "Papeterie Moderne", is an enamel sign collectors paradise. This miniscule shop with shelves of merchandise towering to the 12 ft high ceilings is located at 12, rue de la Ferronnerie in the 1st arrondissement. It's filled with with those small white with black letter enamel signs that you'll see throughout France and also are very popular here in the US. More than six people in the shop and you can't turn around so we had to wait in line on the sidewalk to get in. You'll find signs that say "Toilletes", "Chein Mechant", "W/C Mixte" to name but a few. There are many kitchen related signs as well as directional signs. They have all colors and sizes as well as "collector" pieces such as large enamel sign that was used as a seat back on the old first class metro cars that I found.
* If you appreciate dried flowers, I never did until I visited this stunning little shop, you'll think you're in heaven when you discover this boutique hidden off the Place de la Madeleine. Rosemarie Schulz has her work shop in Heidelberg but her showroom and sales are done right here in Paris at 30 rue Boissy d'Anglas in the Galerie de la Madeleine just steps from the Place de la Madeleine. The arrangements are simply stunning and the colors are so very vibrant. You may purchase small bouquets or lavish standing arrangements...or just simply admire her work as we do.