Marais II

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Start at the Musée Pi­casso (see Mu­se­ums). With your back to the mu­seum, nip left and left again to gallery-glad rue des Cou­tures St-Ger­vais. Am­ble along and dip in and out as you de­sire, then it's gourmet crêpe alert on the cor­ner at Breizh Café / 109 rue Vielle du Tem­ple / 42 72 13 77. Left onto the buzzy street and first up is 25 Jan­vier's va-va vin­tage shop at #97 / 42 71 13 41. Fur­ther ahead at #68 Jamin Puech / 48 87 84 87 / is ec­cen­tric-eclec­tic handbag heaven. Con­tinue, turn­ing left onto rue des Francs-Bour­geois. At #43 are Bar­bara Bui's / 53 01 88 05 / cov­etable run­way fash and shoe-oohs. Musée Car­navalet is on your left, and chic bou­tiques line both sides of the street all the way up to rue de Turenne. Find mod­ern knits at Ma­jes­tic #7 / 57 40 62 34, while Hier pour De­main at #4 has a fab stash of 30s60s decor. Cross Turenne for his­toric Place des Vos­ges and a ver­dant joe n' wee stop, or a tour of the art gal­leries un­der the brick arches. Re­trace back to the Musée Car­navalet and turn left into rue Pavée, then fork left onto rue Mal­her for fash-for­ward menswear at L'Éclaireur Homme at #12 / 44 54 22 11. Exit, and cross di­rectly over onto rue des Rosiers, on your left is Le Loir dans la Théière at #3 / 42 72 90 61 / a lovely crum­ply joint that does rather a good hot choc. Exit left along Rosiers and left into rue Fer­di­nand Du­val for hy­per-sty­ley Hervé van der Straeten (see Stand­out Stores). Head back to Rosiers and queue at #34 L'As du Fal­lafel for their world-fa­mous sand­wich, then slip into adorable Sacha Finkel­sz­tajn at #27 for sin­ful streudel. Con­tinue on and left into rue Vieille du Tem­ple, then slink left onto rue du Roi de Si­cile to drool over naughty noth­ings at Doll­house #24 / 40 27 09 21 / and La Dame des Coeurs #13 / 42 77 33 51. At the end of the street, turn right on Mal­her to Rivoli, where the Île Saint-Louis itin­er­ary starts. How fab­u­lous is that!

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