Not your average Parisian boutique, Claude Nature on fashionable Boulevard Saint-Germain feels part natural history museum and part curiosity shop. (Where else in Paris does an enormous stuffed bison stalk the entryway?) Captivating the attention—if only as an effective cleansing of the palate between more typical Parisian boutiques—Claude Nature features exotic delights including stuffed rhino heads, live cockatiels, and do-it-yourself entomology kits. A selection of stuffed and mounted wildlife is for sale, as is a full range of taxidermy services. The owner is quite knowledgeable about customs requirements, making it easier to ship items internationally.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.