Ooh-la-la. The 6th arrondissement is home to one of Paris’ must-visit areas, St-Germain-des-Pres. Renowned as the haunt of literary luminaries Sartre & de Beauvoir, it is no surprise to find it has a plethora of wonderful bookshops, many specialising in art books to complement the even-more-plentiful art galleries.

My highlight was definitely Taschen. Nobody quite does big beautiful books quite like this publishing house and their shop was an artwork in itself. No wonder I was just one of many to walk through the doors, mouth agape (managed not to drool on any of the books though).