Top Choice Food & Drinks in The Islands

38 Saint Louis

Not only does this contemporary, creamy white-fronted fromagerie (cheese shop) run by young, dynamic, food-driven duo Didier Grosjean and Thibault Lhirondelle have an absolutely superb selection of first-class Frenc…
Top Choice Market in The Islands

Marché aux Fleurs Reine Elizabeth II

Blooms have been sold at this flower market since 1808, making it the oldest market of any kind in Paris. On Sunday, it transforms into a cacophonous bird market, the Marché aux Oiseaux.
Books in The Islands

Librairie Ulysse

Stuffed to the rafters with antiquarian and new travel guides, National Geographic back editions and maps, this bijou boutique was the world’s first travel bookshop when it was opened in 1971 by the intrepid Catheri…
Art in The Islands

L'Îles aux Images

Original and rare vintage posters, photographs and lithographs dating from 1850 onwards from artists including Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Paul Gauguin and Picasso are stocked at this gallery-boutique. Many depict Paris…
Market in The Islands

Marché aux Oiseaux

Paris' historic flower market, the Marché aux Fleurs Reine Elizabeth II, transforms into this cacophonous bird market on Sundays.
Toys in The Islands

Clair de Rêve

Stringed marionettes made of papier mâché, leather and porcelain bob from the ceiling of this endearing little shop. It also sells wind-up toys and music boxes.
Art in The Islands


A glass and steel façade opens onto a minimalist interior at this stylish art gallery dedicated to Japanese art: think prints, paintings, pottery and ceramics.
Arts & Crafts in The Islands

Il Campiello

Venetian carnival masks – intricately crafted from papier mâché, ceramics and leather – are the speciality of this exquisite shop, which also sells jewellery made from Murano glass beads. It was established by a nat…