"A tale of the the green boxes" Latin Quarter Tip by sourbugger

Latin Quarter, Paris: 95 reviews and 255 photos

  left bank bookstalls
by sourbugger
 
 

Along the left bank of the Seine in the area of the Latin Quarter / Notre Dame, you will find a series of metallic green boxes that are cunningly strapped to the wall.

Every one is a business in it's own right. Depending upon the day or time of day, the contents are brought out to see the light of day.

This the centre of French intellectual life, and many of the stall will sell rare and erudite volumes to the students amd professors of universities alike. Many more sell old (are rare) magazines, prints and the like. Some sell good quality art, but an increasing number peddle general tourist c**p.

Whilst this may have the appearance of a 'perfect market', prices can be steep.

An excellent place for a leisurely browse - with no pressure to buy.

Address: Left Bank of the Seine.
Directions: Head for the latin quarter / Notre dame area

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 16, 2013
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