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 & 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 and delicacies such as caviar ravioli. Its fantastical displays of …
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 Fashion & Accessories in Louvre & Les Halles

Didier Ludot

In the rag trade since 1975, collector Didier Ludot sells the city’s finest couture creations of yesteryear in his exclusive twinset of boutiques, hosts exhibitions and has published a book portraying the evolution …
Top Choice Concept Store in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville


Part art space, part lounge and part deconstructionist fashion statement, this shop is known for having the next big thing first. Two tons of wooden planks, 147 TV screens and walls that move to reveal the men's and…
Top Choice Cheese in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Fromagerie Alléosse

Although there are cheese shops throughout the city, this one is actually worth a trip across town. Cheeses are sold as they should be, grouped into five main categories: fromage de chèvre (goat’s-milk cheese), from…
Top Choice Concept Store in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville


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 Market in The Islands

Marché aux Fleurs Reine Elizabeth II

Blooms have been sold at this flower market since 1808, making it the oldest market of any kind in Paris. On Sunday, it transforms into a cacophonous bird market, the Marché aux Oiseaux.
Top Choice Art & Crafts in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Adam Montparnasse

If Paris’ art galleries have inspired you, pick up paintbrushes, charcoals, pastels, sketchpads, watercolours, oils, acrylics, canvases and more at this historic shop. Picasso, Brancusi and Giacometti were among Édo…
Top Choice Homewares in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville


Innovative designs for the home by European designers fill this twinset of big white mazes. Products range from super chic to kitsch, clever and plain crazy. Its e-boutique stocks about 10% of what you see on the sh…