Multiple airlines offer nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Paris.
29 Rue La Bruyere
Mod, comfortable rooms with free WiFi near the Opera House. Rooms start at about $175.
5-7 Rue Thérèse
Elegant, quiet boutique lodging near the Palais Royal. Rooms start at about $225.
62 Rue des Martyrs
Australian-inspired coffee shop with excellent “flat whites” (cappuccinos) and other made-to-order drinks.
Gare Saint-Lazare, rue Intérieure
A modern reinterpretation of the classic brasserie. Don’t miss the haricots verts, artichoke and hazelnut salad. Main courses $25-$60.
Le Coq Rico
98 Rue Lepic
Antoine Westermann’s ode to poultry, in the 18th. Main courses from $30 to $130 (for a grand roast chicken that feeds four diners with accompaniments).
48 Rue des Martyrs
One of the company’s dozens of shops in France, with many raw-milk cheeses you won’t see anywhere else, and more.
3 Place de la Madeleine
Beautifully made chocolates and wild sculptures.
Henri Le Roux
24 Rue des Martyrs
It’s a chocolate shop, but he’s perhaps most famous (justifiably) for his salted butter caramels.
Sébastien Gaudard Patisserie des Martyrs
22 Rue des Martyrs
One of the most beautiful pastry shops you’ll ever see: modern meets classic, airy and pristine. Try an individual Paris-Brest.
La Chambre Aux Confitures
9 Rue des Martyrs
A marvelous temple to jam, with dozens of flavors — not too sweet — to taste.
Printemps Mode department store
64 Boulevard Haussmann
A gilded corner of the store stuffed with over-the-top pastries.