Top 12 shopping experiences

The top shops, markets, and shopping experiences in France

My mother and wife at a Parisian park bench picnic (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Where to get picnic pickings in Paris

 (Photo by gadl)
Shakespeare and Company
Paris: Latin Quarter

The legendary English-language bookshop(s) of Paris

 (Photo by Jebulon)

Window-shop with the best: A primer on Paris boutiques, department stores, markets, and more

Some of the gourmet food shops along rue Saint-Antoine (Photo collage by Reid Bramblett)
Rue Saint-Antoine
Paris: Marais

Two blocks of cheesemongers, pâtes purveyors, patisserie, gourmet grocers, and even a Monoprix for the basics

Biberon et Fils, a stationery and leather shop selling high-end handbags at 334 rue St Honore (Photo by Monica Arellano-Ongpin)

Les boutiques de Paris


Gourmet food in Paris

 (Photo by Vulnerant Omnes)

The hidden villages of Paris

Marché aux fleurs (Photo by Als33120)

The outdoor markets of Paris

 (Photo by Vulnerant Omnes)
Village St-Paul
Paris: Marais

Paris's most famous "hidden village" of artist and artisan boutiques

The Galeries Lafayette (Photo by Sergey Galyonkin)
Department stores
Paris: Opéra (9eme)

Les grand magazins: The department stores of Paris

Activities, walks, & excursions links