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Where to shop in Paris this summer

Fashion shows, gourmet food and cutting-edge concept stores – do your bit for the economy in Paris this summer
Marché de fleurs
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By Time Out editors |

Paris's legendary department stores and high-end boutiques are always wonderful experiences for enthusiastic shoppers. For some quirkier (and slightly less exhuasting) summer shopping experiences, though, we like these markets, concept stores, gourmet food shops and other Parisian specialities. 

Things to do, Literary events

Lay in your summer reads

The city that nurtured Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Orwell and Beckett is a major hub and an inspiration for English writers and readers, and there are glossy emporiums, delightful second-hand treasure troves and plenty of mixed-language outlets to explore...

Shopping, Home decor

Discover Paris Design Week 2017

Paris Design Week provides an international platform for young and emerging design talent. Organised across Paris in some of the city's premier exhibition spaces, concept stores, hotels and restaurants, the week-long design 'itinerary' is free of charge...


Consider some ink at Paris's tattoo parlours

Whether you're browsing for ideas or ready for your inking session, we've visited some of the top Paris tattoo studios to meet the artists and check out their work. Scroll through some artwork and see if any of the styles inspire you...

Puces du design
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Browse beautiful art and antique markets

Want to put in a bid for a Louis XIV wardrobe? Or simply stroll through the streets of Montmartre in search of a vintage postcard to send home? Either way, we've got you covered with our pick of the most interesting art and antique markets the city has to offer. Just make sure to bring a full wallet and an empty carrier bag...

Shopping, Off licences

Hop along to some fine new Parisian beer vendors

Perhaps the most striking index of Parisians' newfound thirst for beer is the rate at which the brown stuff is being taken up by traditional wine merchants. Artisanal lagers and ales are increasingly found alongside the usual bottles of rouge and champagne, while dedicated beer shops are expanding into ever more specialised territory...

Marché biologique des Batignolles
© Barbara Chossis
Shopping, Markets and fairs

Ogle the good stuff at organic markets

’Bio’ produce is unquestionably on the up and up in France, with fashionable menus gasping to emphasise their additive-free meat, locally sourced veg and 'natural' wine lists...

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