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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 Books in Paris

Bouquinistes

With some 3km of forest-green boxes lining the Seine – containing over 300,000 secondhand (and often out-of-print) books, rare magazines, postcards and old advertising posters – Paris' bouquinistes (used-book seller…
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 Market in Montmartre & Northern Paris

Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

Spanning 9 hectares, this vast flea market was founded in 1870 and is said to be Europe’s largest. Over 2000 stalls are grouped into 15 marchés (markets) selling everything from 17th-century furniture to 21st-centur…
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 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. C…
Top Choice Department Store in St-Germain & Les Invalides

Le Bon Marché

Built by Gustave Eiffel as Paris’ first department store in 1852, this is the epitome of style, with a superb concentration of men’s and women’s fashions, homewares, stationery, books and toys. Break for a coffee, a…
Top Choice Wine in Aix-en-Provence

Cave du Félibrige

Run by committed oenophiles Francois and Vincent, this trove of rare and delightful bottles aims to cover the many French styles and terroirs, paying particular attention to Provence. Deeper explorations of the cell…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Bastia

LN Mattei

Run by Bastia’s famous distillery, this iconic boutique has the look and feel of a grocer from the 1900s. The enticing array of bottles naturally includes Mattei’s signature aperitif, Cap Corse, while gourmets can a…
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…