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Best Shopping in the Latin Quarter

Where To Shop In The 5th Arrondissement

Unleash your inner shopaholic in Paris’s picturesque Latin Quarter. The quaint, curve-lined streets of this vibrant neighborhood are packed with various delightful shops that challenge any visitor’s self-restraint. Whether you’re hunting for a vintage gem, a trendy boutique, or a shop selling charming French souvenirs, the Latin quarter has you covered. Shall we begin our shopping trip?

The Abbey Bookshop in Paris.

The Abbey Bookshop

29 Rue dela Parcheminerie, 75005 Paris
Tucked in a small street next to the Église Saint-Séverin, just behind the restaurants and souvenir shops of Saint Michel, this is the perfect place to stock up on second-hand English-language books. The Canadian owner, Brian, is very friendly and will be glad to help you sort through the towering piles of books to help you find what you’re looking for. You’ll find everything including the classics of literature, a Paris-themed section, and plenty of books on travel and history in this charming shop.
Price: €

Exterior of pastry shop Aux Merveilleux de Fred

Aux Merveilleux de Fred

2 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris
This chain of oh-so-pretty pastry shops sells marvelous little meringues filled with cream and covered in sprinkles of chocolate, coffee, coconut, and other flavors. Eating one of these ‘merveilleux’ is like biting into a tiny cloud. Do yourself a favor and get several different tastes to try. With seven different locations around Paris, you’re never far away from these wonderful treats.
Price: €

Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company façade.

Shakespeare and Company

37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris
With the scent of old manuscripts and an ambiance so unique, a visit to this bookshop feels almost like stepping into a new world. An exceptionally enchanting spot for bibliophiles, Shakespeare and Company hosts shelves upon shelves of literature in every genre. Looking to bring some piece of Parisian culture back home? Pick up a novel set in the City of Lights itself and let the pages transport you back every time you open it.

Price: €€

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Lucky Records

66 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris
For a throwback in time head to the haven of vinyl records, Lucky Records. With an overwhelming collection of music that spans decades, this store can offer you a tangible piece of history. Whether you’re a fan of rock’n’roll, rhythm and blues, or pop, you’re bound to find a record that strums just the right chords for you.
Price: €-€€

Paris façade of cheese shop Androuet in the 7th Arrondissement


134 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris
If you’re a cheese lover visiting Paris, Androuet is a must-visit. Established in 1909, this renowned cheese shop offers a vast array of French cheeses, making it a paradise for both connoisseurs and beginners. Beyond cheese, you’ll find an array of related products like wines and crackers. The friendly, English-speaking staff adds to the charm, making your cheese shopping both educational and enjoyable. It’s not just a shop, it’s an experience steeped in artisanal French tradition.
Price: €€

Paris bouquinistes, book sellers along the Seine

Les Bouquinistes

75004 Paris

If you’re a fan of rare finds, then the traditional bouquinistes – or booksellers – along the Seine river are calling your name. You’ll discover a world of second-hand books, vintage prints and posters, antique postcards, and even stamp collections! So, dust off your detective hat, and embark on your very own treasure hunt in Paris’s Latin Quarter.

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