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Paris and Amsterdam, Together

When Erik Torkells told his sister, Molly, he'd take her anywhere in the world as a 40th-birthday present, she picked Las Vegas. Clearly, there was work to be done.

  • Museum of Bags and Purses Herengracht 573, 011-31/20-524-6452, tassenmuseum.nl, $9
  • Albert Cuypmarkt Albert Cuypstraat, bet. Ferdinand Bolstraat and Van Woustraat, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Sun.
  • PARIS

    Lodging

    • Hôtel de la Bretonnerie 22 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, 011-33/1-48-87-77-63, bretonnerie.com, from $175

    Food

    • Rose Bakery 46 rue des Martyrs, 011-33/1-42-82-12-80, quiche $7
    • Les Vivres 28 rue Pétrelle, 011-33/1-42-80-26-10, strawberry jam $7 (Editor's note: Les Vivres has closed since publication of this article.)
    • L'As du Fallafel 34 rue des Rosiers, 011-33/1-48-87-63-60, sandwich $6, closed Sat.
    • Les Papilles 30 rue Gay-Lussac, 011-33/1-43-25-20-79, dinner $44
    • Gérard Mulot 76 rue de Seine, 011-33/1-43-26-85-77, gerardmulot.com, baguette $1.50
    • Barthélemy 51 rue de Grenelle, 011-33/1-45-48-56-75
    • Ladurée 21 rue Bonaparte, 011-33/1-44-07-64-87, laduree.fr (other locations), box of six macaroons $10
    • La Grande Epicerie 38 rue de Sèvres, 011-33/1-44-39-81-00, lagrandeepicerie.fr
    • Le Flore en L'Ile 42 quai d'Orléans, Île St.-Louis, 011-33/1-43-29-88-27, ice cream $11
    • Chez Michel 10 rue de Belzunce, 011-33/1-44-53-06-20, three-course dinner $42, closed Sat. and Sun.

    Shopping

    • Muji 47 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 011-33/1-49-96-41-41, muji.fr (other locations)
    • Semo 8 rue de Poissy, 011-33/1-46-07-93-10, astan.com/semo
    • Bonton 118 rue Vieille du Temple, 011-33/1-42-72-34-69, bonton.fr (other locations)

    Activities

    • Musée de l'Orangerie Jardin des Tuileries, 011-33/1-44-77-80-07, musee-orangerie.fr, $9, closed Tues.
    • Picasso Museum 5 rue de Thorigny, 011-33/1-42-71-25-21, musee-picasso.fr, $11, closed Tues.
    • Rodin Museum 79 rue de Varenne, 011-33/1-44-18-61-10, musee-rodin.fr, $8, closed Mon.
    • Atelier Brancusi Centre Pompidou, 011-33/1-44-78-12-33, centrepompidou.fr, free, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., closed Tues.

    Resources

    • Pudlo Paris 2007-2008 by Gilles Pudlowski (The Little Bookroom), $20

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