Opera-Elysees Souvenir Shops, Paris

It would be a pity to leave Paris without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Paris, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Opera-Elysees Souvenir Shops Map

Guide Name: Opera-Elysees Souvenir Shops
Guide Location: France » Paris (See other walking tours in Paris)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Author: Daniel
Galleries Lafayette

1) Galleries Lafayette

What to buy here: Sel de Geurande.

These hand picked sea salts from the coasts of Brittany in Western France are heralded from around the world. Although they can be found in specialty stores abroad, you will find the best prices in France for this gourmet salt. The Sel Gros (coarse salt) and the Feur de Sel (the top layer-finer salt) can be bought in grocery stores, at Galleries Layfayette in their gourmet food section, at the weekend street market at the Bastille metro stop, and at many...   view more
Fragonard Perfume Museum Shop

2) Fragonard Perfume Museum Shop

What to buy here: Perfume.

Fagonard perfumerie not only has multiple stores in Paris, but the original shop has a free museum about how the perfume is made. Soaps, mini scents, and solid perfumes are some of the things this store is most famous for. This gift box of 10 of their most popular perfumes costs 21 euro. The price range for other gifts is around 20-60 euro. There are 8 locations in Paris, but the museum and store address is 9 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France. Metro: Opera.

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Van Cleef and Arpels

3) Van Cleef and Arpels

What to buy here: Jewelry, watches or perfume from Van Cleef and Arpels.

Founded in 1896, the first Van Cleef and Arpel’s store in Paris is still around today. Address: 22 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France. Worn by many celebrities and with the easily recognizable four-star clover pendant, this is an unforgettable gift. The company has won many awards and is highly regarded as one of the top in its class for its ability to enhance the beauty of stones and gems. The perfumes cost around...   view more
Jean-Paul Hevin

4) Jean-Paul Hevin

What to buy here: Chocolate.

Good chocolate is almost a fail-proof gift idea and Paris makes it very easy to find. With world-renowned chocolatiers like Pierre Herme, Paul Hevin, and Pierre Marcolini, you will easily be able to find high quality chocolate without even searching for it. Plan to spend from 10-20 euro on average for a chocolate souvenir or present. I personally love the Paul Hevin chocolate gift set. There is a store at 231 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, France. You can walk...   view more

5) Longchamp

What to buy here: Longchamp purses.

Jean Cassegrain founded Longchamp in 1948 as a leather goods travel accessory store. In 1993, Longchamp introduced its “Le Pliage” line, a collection of foldable travel bags made of vinyl and leather trim like the one in the photo. This line’s popularity has allowed the Longchamp brand to enter many international markets. Longchamp has some great variety and is usually crowded with shoppers eager to own one of the brands bags. 1 Rue du Chevalier de...   view more

6) Chanel

What to buy here: Chanel No. 5

Often considered the worlds most famous perfume, The French government reports that a bottle of Chanel No. 5 is sold every thirty seconds. Coco Chanel had a strong affinity to the number five and felt it very lucky. This is the first perfume that she ever sold. The perfume has a great smell with a delicate balance between musky, flowery, and fresh. You can find the Chanel No. 5 Perfume at Sephora on the Champs Elysees 70 Avenue des Champs Elysées, or go...   view more
L’Institut Lancôme

7) L’Institut Lancôme

What to buy here: Lancôme Cosmetics.

L’Oreal is the worlds largest cosmetics company. The company began in 1909 with hair dye and three chemists, and now is has over 2,000 chemists and over 500 brands. One of the most high-end brands in the L’Oreal conglomerate is Lancôme. Founded in 1935 by Armand Petitjean in France, Petitjean’s motive was simple: to create a beauty brand that would deliver French elegance around the world. Over 75 years later, the brand is still going strong. I...   view more

8) Ladurée

What to buy here: Macarons.

Macarons are becoming more popular abroad and are one of France’s most renowned desserts. The patisserie Laduree’s claim to fame is in the invention of the double-decker macaron. In 1930, they invented the currently popular two macaron cookies sandwiched together with a creamy ganache filling. Since its founding in 1862, Laduree has grown to sell over 15,000 of these double-decker macarons daily, thus making Laduree one of the world’s elite macaron stores. A...   view more

9) Petit-Bateau

What to buy here: French designer clothes.

Petit Bateau designs clothes for babies, children, teenagers and adults providing great quality and designs that haven't changed in years. They offer high-grade cotton clothes featuring T-shirts that change colors every season, underwear sets and dresses. Once you are in Paris, you would better stock up as you can find here cheaper items than in other shops outside France.

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La Maison du Chocolat

10) La Maison du Chocolat

What to buy here: French-made chocolate.

You can find several shops of La Maison du Chocolat in several districts of Paris and in other big cities in the world. If you are not an admirer of bitter chocolate, note that La maison du Chocolat never uses more than 65% of cocoa in their confections. The shop specializes in ganaches, truffles, mendiants and bars with fruit and herbal flavors. Hot chocolate here is also said to be really good.

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Fromagerie Alléosse

11) Fromagerie Alléosse

What to buy here: French cheese.

Fromagerie Alléosse is claimed to be one of the best in Paris with 100 years experience, this being of course a family business so that the tradition of making good cheese is strongly kept. You can taste here over 200 kinds of cheese, some of them being aged in the cellars of the shop. The store claims to have a national and international fame for their handicraft cheese and many curious customers that would like to taste the specialties they have.

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Walking Tours in Paris, France

Create Your Own Walk in Paris

Create Your Own Walk in Paris

Creating your own self-guided walk in Paris is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Louvre (1st Arr) Walking Tour II

Louvre (1st Arr) Walking Tour II

This is part 2 of the 1st arrondissement tour of Paris exploring one of the smallest and oldest districts of the French capital, home to some of Paris's major landmarks, as well as business and administration offices . This itinerary includes Pavillon de Flore, Tuileries Gardens, Musée de l'Orangerie and many other prominent sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Luxembourg (6th Arr) Walking Tour

Luxembourg (6th Arr) Walking Tour

This tour takes you to explore the 6th or so-called Luxembourg arrondissement, one of the most expensive districts of Paris, home to posh boutiques, eateries and iconic cafes once favored by legendary writers, the likes of Hemingway and Camus. The area is particularly renowned for its unique architecture, rich history, and deeply rooted intellectual tradition. On this tour you will visit Jardin du Luxembourg, Le Palais de Luxembourg, Saint-Sulpice Church and other notable sights.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Le Marais Walking Tour

Le Marais Walking Tour

The district Le Marais used to be a bourgeois area in the past and a major center of the Paris Jewish community that still exists today. Here, you will find different bookshops specializing in Jewish books, restaurants with traditional Jewish food and a synagogue. You may consider taking the self-guided city tour presented below to visit all the important attractions in Le Marais.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Hotel-de-Ville Walking Tour

Hotel-de-Ville Walking Tour

This tour takes you to explore the 4th arrondissement of Paris (aka "arrondissement de l'Hôtel-de-Ville") visiting The City Hall (Hôtel de Ville), Notre Dame Cathedral, Maison de Victor Hugo and other notable sights of the district otherwise renowned for its cute little streets, cafes, and shops. Rather fashionable as such, it is also regarded by the locals as expensive and congested. We invite you to take this walk and see for yourself whether it's true or not.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Montmartre Walking Tour

Montmartre Walking Tour

Montmartre is one of the most famous and visited neighborhoods in Paris. It has some extremely beautiful plazas and marvelous architectural masterpieces. This tour comprises a few of the most popular places to be visited in Montmartre.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Bourse-Opera Attractions Walking Tour

Bourse-Opera Attractions Walking Tour

Located on the right bank of the River Seine, the 2nd arrondissement, together with the adjacent 8th and 9th arrondissements, hosts an important business district, centred on the Paris Opéra. The area contains the former Paris Bourse (stock exchange), the Garnier Opera House and the famous Fragonard Perfume Museum.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km

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