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Top Choice Books in Latin Quarter

Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare's 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…
Top Choice Food in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Aux Merveilleux

It's hard to say what will send you running for the smelling salts more: the stunning period decor lit by a giant crystal chandelier, or the trays of sinfully gooey cakes, as decadent and rebellious as the 18th-cent…
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 like cal…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Gab & Jo

Forget mass-produced, imported souvenirs: for quality local gifts, browse the shelves of the country's first-ever concept store stocking only made-in-France items. Designers include La Note Parisienne (scented candl…
Top Choice Cheese in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Fromagerie Alléosse

Alléosse is Paris' only fromagerie with its own cheese-ripening caves (cellars) spanning 300 sq metres with four separate environments. Its 250-plus cheeses are grouped into five main categories: fromage de chèvre (…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in St-Germain & Les Invalides

La Grande Épicerie de Paris

The magnificent food hall of department store Le Bon Marché sells 30,000 rare and/or luxury gourmet products, including 60 different types of bread baked on site and delicacies such as caviar ravioli. Its fantastica…
Top Choice Market in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

This vast flea market, founded in the late 19th century and said to be Europe’s largest, has more than 2500 stalls grouped into 15 marchés (markets), each with its own speciality (eg Marché Paul Bert Serpette for 17…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Merci

A Fiat Cinquecento marks the entrance to this unique concept store, which donates all its profits to a children’s charity in Madagascar. Shop for fashion, accessories, linens, lamps and nifty designs for the home; a…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Maison Kitsuné

One of the city's most fashionable labels for men and women, Maison Kitsuné pulls out all the stops with its flagship store in Le Marais. The glorious white space evokes a Californian villa with its seamless maze of…
Top Choice Department Store in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Galeries Lafayette

Grande-dame department store Galeries Lafayette is spread across the main store (whose magnificent stained-glass dome is over a century old), men’s store, and homewares store with a gourmet emporium.Catch modern art…