Café Kitsuné Vertbois, Temple (3e)

Franco-Japanese music label-cum-clothing brand Maison Kitsuné has long been winning the approval of coffee aficionados with its string of cafés around the world. It already has three picturesque outlets in Paris and February saw it add a fourth to the roster. Its latest space boasts a roastery (its only one outside of Japan) run by Florian Decousser, who is in charge of roasting beans for all of Maison Kitsuné’s European coffeehouses. Keep an eye out for his next tasting sessions and workshops. 

30 Rue du Vertbois, 75003
+33 (0)1 8169 5964

Loewe, Place Vendôme (8e)

Pablo Picasso ceramics in glass cases, Arts and Crafts movement furniture from pioneer Harry Napper and a towering painting courtesy of Los Angeles-based artist Richard Hawkins. No, this isn’t a museum, it’s a Loewe boutique and the works sit alongside the brand’s clothes, leather goods and accessories.

Designed by the Spanish label’s creative director Jonathan Anderson and its in-house architect Paula Aza Custodio, the two-storey space opened on Paris’s Rue Saint-Honoré in December. Anderson reportedly wants it to serve as a statement on the changing role of retail; with people now accustomed to staying home, shops must be more immersive and inviting than ever.

384-386, Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001
+33 156 8160 01

Musée Rodin, Invalides (7e)

Paris’s museums might still be closed, but those desperate for a culture fix can head to the exquisitely manicured sculpture gardens of Musée Rodin. Spread across three hectares and just a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, 60 sculptures dot the grounds of the magnificent Hôtel Biron. Works on show include “The Thinker”, who hunches pensively in the heart of the rose garden, and “Ugolino and his Sons”, which forms the elegant centrepiece on a plinth in the museum’s lily pond. 

77 Rue de Varenne, 75007
+33 144 1861 10 

Images: Maxime Frogé, Loewe, Alamy

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