Les puces – Popular Second-hand shop


My travel city guide - Les puces

Description Le marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen, literally “the fleas market” in english (which is funny) is the most concentrated second-hand shop in the world and the fourth attraction in France with more than 5 million visitors every year. This is an original experiment, an unusual walk and a bonanza for vintage pieces and antiquities lovers. But not only… Each stand is full of objects of all kinds : old vinyls, prints, toys, posters, books, photographs and vintage or trendy clothes. A simple walk can quickly give way to a shopping session.
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Price Free (except if you want to buy something, naturally))
Hours Sat: 9am-6amSat – Sun: 10am-18am – Mon: 11am-17am
Website http://www.marcheauxpuces-saintouen.com/1.aspx
How to go there? Metro 4 Porte de Clignancourt
Metro 13 Garibaldi (recommended)

Rue de Buci (Saint Germain des Prés) – Shopping Street


Rue de Buci

Description Rue de buci is a little hidden street between Mabillon and Odeon. Food shop, winery, clothings, café and pastry shops come one after the other for our biggest pleasure.First stop at Yellow Korner (40 rue de buci), a photo gallery where you can buy affordable and great quality photos. From celebrities photos such as Serge Gainsbourg portrait to landscape and nature photos, you will want to get one of these for your home.Henri Leroux located on 1 Rue de Bourbon le Château, 75006 Paris, France (+33 1 82 28 29 80) is the creator of the well known caramel au beurre salé (CBS). You will find exquisite classic CBS but Henri Leroux also designs according to the seasons for example: tatin (caramelized apples), Orange-Ginger, tea, bitter chocolate, Pineapple-Pink peppercorns, blackcurrant, raspberry, buckwheat, Pina colada. Henri Leroux also sells the finest chocolate, dark or milk, with hazelnuts, almonds or pistachios.


Le Café Germain (25-27 rue de buci) is a trendy yet accessible restaurant. Very avant-guardist, the design reminds us the 80’s. It is owned by the famous Costes family, in Germain, they serve the famous Costes recipes (truffles and ham macaronis) but also french classics such as chicken and mashed potatoes or tartare de boeuf.

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Price €€€
Address Rue de Buci 75006 Paris
How to go there ? Metro 10 Mabilon / Metro 4 Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Beaugrenelle – A brand new shopping mall


Centre commercial Beaugrenelle

Description After ten years of work, this brand new shopping mall finally opened its doors in November 2013. It is designed around islands and open-spaces and offers many perspectives on the Seine and the Parisian landscape. Its architecture really worth a visit!You can find some raffined brands such as Baccarat, Guerlain or Michael Kors, popular brands like Zara or H&M and also bars and restaurants.You must definitely go to the top floor of the center to try out the panoramic bar of 1000 square metters which offers an incredible view of the capital. Breathtaking!

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Price €€€
Address Rue Linois, 75015 Paris
How to go there ? Metro 10 Charles Michel/ RER C Javel / Metro 6 Bir Hakeim (and then follow the Seine South)

Rue de Passy – Shopping Street


rue de l annonciation

Description Located in a residential area of Paris, this street is full of fashion shops, mainly for women. It has a shopping centre, Passy Plaza, with 26 shops, and the Franck & Fils department store. Big brands are here: Gap, H&M or Benetton. There is also Lacoste Femme, a NikeWomen Store, women’s ready-to-wear brand Maje and shoe and dance footwear specialist RepettoHave a look also at the very nice pedestrian street “Rue de l’Annonciation”. It is a very good place to do some groceries!

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Price €€€
Address Rue de Passy, 75016 Paris
How to go there ? Metro 6 Passy / Metro 9 La Muette