Galeries Lafayette is a legend in Paris, and a shopping landmark in any country. Home to the largest perfumery in the world, Galeries Lafayette department store features thousands of designers and more than 40,000 square feet of clothing and accessories in the main building alone. To learn more aobut Galeries Lafayette, visit www.galerieslafayette.com.
Rue de la Paix is the legendary Parisian street that is home to some of the world's most luxurious brands. Located in Paris's 2nd arrondissement, Rue de la Paix is known for jewelers like Cartier and fashion houses such as Worth, which opened on the historic street in 1806. To learn more about things to do on Paris' Rue de la Paix, visit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rue_de_la_Paix,_Paris.
Place Vendome was designed by famed architect Jules-Hardouin Mansart in an octagon shape in 1702 and has enjoyed a storied history ever since. Chopin lived and died at Place Vendome no. 12, and Napoleon III met his secret mistress there. It's also a notable site for high-end jewelery shops. To learn more about Place Vendome, visit www.fodors.com/world/europe/france/paris/review-136516.html
Opera Garnier is the home of the Opera de Paris and the Ballet de l'Opera National de Paris. Although the Opera de la Bastille is larger, count on the Garnier to showcase intimate, quality opera productions. The tiara-shaped theater is small and seats often book well in advance. To learn more, visit www.opera-de-paris.fr.
The Louvre Museum is the second most famous monument in Paris after the Eiffel Tower and the world's largest art museum. The Louvre Museum has pieces from nearly country on the planet, but the most famous works of art are the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. To learn more about the collections and exhibits at The Louvre, visit www.louvre.fr.