One of our favorite sections on every Red Map is the And you should know, where we list a city's most unique off-the-beaten path merchants. They can be historic, iconic, as well as brand new. Here's a selection of some Paris' most illustrious purveyors of beautiful objet and delicacies.
KITCHEN - Cooking Tools
E.Dehillerin - 18 rue Coquilliere
The ultimate kitchen supply store for the home gourmand.
Le Creuset - 26 Rue des Rosiers
Since 1925, Le Creuset is the maker of the famous French enameled cookware that comes in a multitude of colors. In Paris you will find the greatest selection of they cookware, which can be almost too pretty to use.
Maison Maille - 6 pl. Madeleine
The grandfather and most famous of France's fine mustards purveyors.
Caves Auge - 116 Blvd Hausmann
Rare wines, from this purveyor who has been in business since 1850.
À la Mère de Famille - 23 Rue Rambuteau
Delectable French confections, chocolates, Belgi Galettes - the paper-thin waffles with creme fillings - and much more await you at this historic 200 year old Paris confectioner.
HOME & GARDEN
Jardins du Roi Soleil - 32 Blvd de la Bastille
Historic French garden ornament supplier to Versailles. Roi Soleil still practices the art of crafting elegant garden accessories that made it a favorite of French Kings.
Marche St. Pierre - 2 rue Nodier
This market, known as the "Temple of Seamstresses," is where you'll find every conceivable textile.
Ribbon & Trim
Mokuba - 18 rue Montmartre
The ultimate source in Paris for ribbons of every style, make, color and material.
Ultramod - 3 rue du Choiseul
Selection of the finest fabric trim, ribbon, threads and buttons!
Benneton Graveur - 75 Blvd Malesherbes
Luxury stationery, refined taste and elegant desk accessories.
Calligrane - 4-6 rue Louis Phillipe IV
Paper is presented as an art form in this wonderful shop, with every grain, texture and shade of color you could imagine.