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Top Choice Books in Latin Quarter

Shakespeare & Company

Enchanting nooks and crannies overflow with new and secondhand English-language books. The original shop (12 rue l’Odéon, 6e; closed by the Nazis in 1941) was run by Sylvia Beach and became the meeting point for Hem…
Top Choice Food in Latin Quarter

Le Bonbon au Palais

Kids and kids-at-heart will adore this sugar-fuelled tour de France. The school-geography-themed boutique stocks rainbows of artisan sweets from around the country. Old-fashioned glass jars brim with treats such as …
Cheese in Latin Quarter

Fromagerie Maury

This wonderful little fromagerie feels more like a farm shop you'd find in the countryside than an inner-city Parisian boutique. Organic eggs sit in straw baskets (cartons are available) and owner Christophe Maury i…
Cheese in Latin Quarter

Fromagerie Laurent Dubois

One of the best fromageries (cheese shops) in Paris, this cheese-lover’s nirvana is filled with to-die-for delicacies, such as St-Félicien with Périgord truffles. Rare, limited-production cheeses include blue Termig…
Drinks in Latin Quarter

Bières Cultes Jussieu

At any one time this beer-lovers' fantasyland stocks around 500 different craft and/or international brews, along with two on tap to taste on the spot. Just some of its wares when you visit might include US-brewed A…
Sports & Outdoors in Latin Quarter

Au Vieux Campeur

This outdoor store has colonised the Latin Quarter, with 30-odd different boutiques scattered around its original shop that opened on rue St-Jacques in 1941 (actually a few doors down at No 38). Each space is devote…
Music in Latin Quarter

Crocodisc

Music might be more accessible than ever before in the digital age, but for many, digital recordings will never replace rummaging through racks for treasures. New and secondhand CDs and vinyl discs at 40 rue des Éco…
Perfume in Latin Quarter

Nicolaï

Established in Paris in 1986 by esteemed parfumeuse Patricia de Nicolaï, whose great-grandfather Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain founded Guerlain 150 years earlier, Nicolaï remains a family-run business today. Recen…
Games in Latin Quarter

Mayette la Boutique de la Magie

One of a kind, this 1808-established magic shop is said to be the world’s oldest. Since 1991 it’s been in the hands of world-famous magic pro Dominique Duvivier. Professional and hobbyist magicians flock here to dis…
Food in Latin Quarter

Boulangerie Bruno Solques

Inventive pâtissier Bruno Solques crafts wonderfully rustic breads (sold by weight measured on old-fashioned scales) using only organic flours. The small, bare-boards shop is also filled with Solques' creatively sha…