Rue Saint-Honoré

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Start at Place du Palais-Royal (M: Palais Royal-Musée du Lou­vre, Exit 3). With the Lou­vre be­hind you and the Palais in front, head to­wards the one-way street and turn left onto rue Saint-Honoré (SH). Pass Café Ruc on your left, and fur­ther down at #256 the char­mant Café Ver­let is a cosy haven for sin­gle-es­tate cof­fees and teas. The dis­creet shop façade across the street at #173 is Astier de Vil­latte / 42 70 74 13 / for quirky, old-fash glazed earth­en­ware. Zip quickly across the street to espadrille cen­tral #264 Cas­tañer / 53 45 96 12, they have men's styles in sum­mer. De­tour left at rue St-Roch if you fancy a nest-feather, with stops at #7 Tsé & Tsé / tse-tse.com / and #9 Sarah Lavoine / sarahlavoine.com, oth­er­wise carry on down SH to Frag­o­nard at #203, for vin­tage pongs and togs, then make a right up rue de la Sour­dière and treat your­self to a be­spoke bag at #11 LaCon­trie (see Stand­out Stores). Pop into Pon­cho Gallery / 40 20 99 40 / next door for a touch of cash­mere, and in­quire at #12 Ate­lier Ver­tumne / 42 86 06 76 / about their phe­nom­e­nal flo­ral ar­rang­ing classes, then round the cor­ner onto rue St-Hy­acinthe where noth­ing should come be­tween you and your No­tify jeans at # 1 / 44 50 05 00 / no­tify.fr. Pecky? Sate grumbly tums at Au Bistro (see Lunch) on the next cor­ner. Af­ter lunch, turn left and cross the street to the world-fa­mous con­cept store Co­lette next door at 213 rue SH / 55 35 33 90, then nip left to have a spa-rty at L'Ap­parte­ment 217 (see Spa). Cross again for cud­dly gents' cash­mere at #334 Ex­em­plaire / 42 61 35 17 / ex­em­plaire.com / or stay on the left side, and set back in the court­yard at #231 is di­vine Fifi Chachnil / 42 61 21 83. Her marabou-trimmed teasers will have your hubby on his knees-ers, and as if that weren't enough, here also is dishy Jean-Paul Hévin. Swoon! Chocs, bras, leather, is this par­adise..? Buzz your­self into Ly­dia Courteille's beau­ti­ful jew­ellery shop next door / 42 61 11 71. At #348 is Ar­nault's dar­ling Moy­nat / moy­nat.com / leather shop, be­side the house of per­son­alised Parisian per­fumes Ex Ni­hilo at #352 / 40 15 93 77. On­ward, fol­low your nose left at fra­grant Annick Goutal / 42 60 52 82 / onto the pretty rue de Castiglione. Al­ways wanted a nifty fam­ily crest? La Mai­son Agry at #14 / 42 60 65 10 / has been en­grav­ing im­pec­ca­bly since 1825. Next door is ar­ti­san glove­maker Causse at #12 / 49 26 91 43. Exit and cross over into rue de Mont Tha­bor. There's be­spoke men's wear at #26 Eglé, while Ferdi at #32 / 42 60 82 52 / is great for burg­ers or a tasty tor­tilla es­pañola. Carry on to #38 for di­vine fine jew­ellery at White Bird / 58 62 25 86 / then pre­pare for an ol­fac­tory ad­ven­ture op­po­site at #21 Frédéric Malle Édi­tions de Par­fums / 42 22 16 89. Ok. Exit and nip to the end of Mont Tha­bor, and turn left onto rue Cam­bon for Pierre Hermé's choc and mac­aron heaven / 43 54 47 77 / and Cadolle / 42 60 94 22 / who in­vented the bra. Now, ei­ther plop your bot for a well-earned Mar­tini at #2 Flottes / 42 60 80 89, or if a sugar fix is what you need, re­trace and head the other way down Cam­bon to the cnr of Saint-Honoré, which brings you very close to Ladurée for yet an­other mac­aron – just turn left into Saint-Honoré and two streets up to 16 rue Royale. Didn't you do well!

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