"Thousands of stores" Souvenirs Tip by mindcrime
Souvenirs, Paris: 33 reviews and 36 photos
Ok, you already know it, you can find everything in Paris. The only problem is to have enough money to pay! With so many tourists there are many souvenir shops everywhere around the main touristic areas selling the usual stuff like magnets(2e), cups, purses, tshirts etc (pic 1). Some VTers suggest Carnaval des Affaires for lower prices but I didn?t find anything special, just same typical souvenirs. Check also the souvenir store if you visit the Catacombs, it has some weird skull shaped/printed merchandise (pics 4-5).
I like a lot some little shops/boutiques at Ile St Louis where you can buy some beautiful hats or other small things to wear.
The girls will love the perfume stores(like Sephora) at the superb tree-lined Avenue des Champs Elysées that also has some famous designers' clothes stores. Expensive stores but cheaper than London...
I saw a lot of flee markets(Clignancourt is the biggest one), many department stores(I dont like them anyway) like Galeries Lafayette(so expensive that you will lough)
Don?t miss the famous Bouquinistes along both sides of Seine river, they are 240 booksellers (pic 3) of used books, a tradition that started back in 16th century on Pont Neuf. Some of the books really expensive but worth to take a look. They also have old stamps, newspapers and posters but many of them also have normal souvenirs as customers that will to pay 300+ euros for a book a hard to find :)
We bought wines at Nicolas chain but then we realized we can find great cheap french wine in any super market, it's amazing how good a french wine can be without paying more than 5 to 8 euros.
I use to buy vinyl records but I didnt find anything rare in normal prices. Some record stores:
Dysphorie (15 Rue Guy de la Brosse)
Jussieu Music(19 Rue Linné (Metro Jussieu)
Rock' N' Roll Voltage (Rue du Roi de Sicille 23)
Monster Melodies (9 Rue des Dechargeurs (Metro Chatelet) (pic 2)
Master of Rock (7 Rue de la Jonquière)
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