Clarion Collection Hotel Opera Pavillon
7, rue de Parme
Phone: (33) 1 55316000
Fax: (33) 1 55316001
Located at one end of the Batignolles market, Thibault of Les Gustalins is a simple stall that offers scrumptious potato galettes. All delicacies are made fresh and are a good way to replenish oneself after a morning of shopping in the markets. Hot tea and beverages are also available at a stall closeby and are a good accompaniment. This popular food stall always has a waiting line of people which proves its popularity.
Marche Des Batignolles is an all organic market that is put up every Saturday. Shop for seasonal fruits and vegetables that are fresh and sold straight from the farm. Olive oil soaps, flowers, jams and various types of cheese are also a big draw at this market. While this market attracts a lot of locals, the atmosphere is quite peaceful making it easy to shop.
Located on rue d'Amsterdam in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, La Grande Récré is a part of a toy store chain founded in 1977. Lead by the Grunberg family, this is a international brand that has 211 stores just in France and over 30 in 4 European countries. Needless to say it is always swarming with kids and buzzing with energy. Boasting of over a thousand type of toys from different brands, La Grande Récré is a good place for birthday and Christmas shopping.
Le Sept-Cinq is a unique concept store located 9th District. Housed in a lovely boutique, the store has many things to offer from clothing, apparel to accessories. Everything in the store is sourced locally and hence it is 100 percent Parisian. After all the shopping, you can take a breather and enjoy some baked goodies and craft beer at the bar located at the back of the shop.
This thrifty music store is known to be one of the few shops to cater to individuals with a keen inclination towards musical instruments like saxophones, harmonicas and more. A sublet of the same is located at 5 Rue Duperré and houses some of the most fantastic guitars. Drop into Major Pigalle and browse around to search for your future musical instrument. Harmonica classes by the famed artist Sebastien Charlier, too takes place here from time to time. Check the website for further details.
Charles Mas is a bargain-hunter. He travels around France to collect forgotten objects. Former factories and warehouse stocks are the places he looks. His shop called Tombées du Camion located in the Abbesses district looks like a back garden workshop. You will find jewels, fashion accessories, gadgets, and decoration objects. Some old stuff and some new: from 1930's pearls, to 1970's flashy earrings. These objects witness a remote past. This place is a vintage paradise at a low cost. Charles Mas owns a second shop in Saint-Ouen flee market, which is specialized in decorative objects. Call +33 9 8121 6280 for more information.
1962 are curators of 1960s trends. Located in Paris' hip Montmartre neighborhood, this boutique celebrates everything vintage. Peruse their shelves for clothing and fashion accessories for women, as well as unique home decor. If the iconic Jackie O. is your fashion inspiration, then a purchase from 1962 is sure to be a great addition to your wardrobe.
Le Grenier à pain looks like other bakeries in a district like many others in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. It is one of the 20 bakeries owned by Michel Galloyer and received the 2010 best baguette of Paris award. Walk in here to savor fresh baked breads, pastries and patisseries. Check out the website for more details.
Paperdolls was created by Candy Miller: its concept is unique and very original. All fashion victims will love it as they will be buy fashionable designer clothing that are true to the current trends. This shop proposes the creations of four young designers who work on one concept: femininity. "Chic retro," 1900s style, precious and natural materials, contemporary woolen models, and jewels--everything is available here. Walk into this beautifully decorated shop and you won't leave disappointed.
If you are looking for stylish footwear, you must check out TOD's in Paris. Pick out from a large range of shoes in leather, suede, and choose from different styles and colors. The store is well-known for its hip fashion and cool quotient. The classic moccasin shoes are a hot favorite here and sell like hot cakes! Also find handbags, belts and pouches and purses. This is a place where fashion meets functionality!
Ladies please shop at Maria Luisa and you won't be disappointed. All kinds of women's brands are available in all the four stores which are clubbed under one name. The accessories and footwear are trendy and worth the price. In times of money crunches, tug your boyfriend along.
This department store is right inside a heritage monument, and ladies will go crazy for the collection of clothes, jewelry and other accessories on display. The most famous and trendiest brands have a corner at Printemps: Chanel, Dior, Gucci, YSL, Stella McCartney, and Louis Vuitton. The fourth floor is devoted to promoting new designers such as Zadig & Voltaire, Isabelle Marrant and Vanessa Bruno. For men, there is a separate six-floor section. For the home, you will find home furnishings, china and silverware, and anything else you could think of for your wedding registry. Speaking of weddings, visit the wedding salon to try on your future bridal gown. If you care to indulge in some post-shopping pampering, Printemps even houses its own salon and spa. What else could Printemps possibly offer? A fashion show every Thursday! Gastronomes also have the opportunity to fill their baskets with delicacies at Printemps Gourmet-take a break in the restaurant or café before embarking on one more fix of Parisian fashion.