Founded in 1854, this is Paris’ first and arguably finest tea shop. Choose from more than 500 varieties of tea sourced from some 35 countries. Mariage Frères has outlets in the 1er, 6e, 7e and 8e as well as international branches.

Its tea room (10.30am to 7.30pm), where you can sample its teas along with light dishes, and tiny tea museum (admission free; 10.30am to noon and 3pm to 5pm Thursday to Saturday) are on the same street.