This outdoor store has colonised the Latin Quarter, with 30-and-counting different outlets scattered about. Each is devoted to your favourite sport: climbing, skiing, diving, camping, biking and so on. While it's a great resource if you need any gear, the many boutiques make shopping something of a treasure hunt – especially as many outlets change what they sell with the seasons.

Ask for directions to other branches at this flagship store (or any other that you come across), which generally sells mountaineering equipment.