English Language Bookstores in Paris

Image: Alexandre Duret-Lutz Words: Caroline Harrap There’s a surprising number of English-language bookshops to be found around Paris that are just as enchanting as their French counterparts – and perfect for when you’re sick of struggling through the passé simple. Shakespeare & Co 37 rue… Read more

Marché bio Raspail

The official Paris markets website states that the Raspail bio market is the “most chic in Paris”, and who are we to argue with them? This market has a slightly less chic (or at least less bio) version held on Tuesdays and Fridays, but Sunday… Read more

Marché bio Batignolles

Image: Timothy Mason Batignolles in the 17th arrondissement used to sit outside the Paris city limits and the neighbourhood has retained the village-like lifestyle with cute boutiques, leafy streets and a local community passionate about their area. One of the best places to experience the… Read more

Rue de Lévis

Perhaps it’s not technically a market, but the pedestrian thoroughfare near Villiers metro situated amongst the subdued chic of the 17th arrondissement definitely has a village feel. Weave amongst young families, nannies and the odd well-established expat and peruse the goods displayed on the street.… Read more

Marché Bastille

Text: Jill Pope Image: Alain Bachellier There’s nothing quite like waking up at a civilised hour on a Sunday morning and heading to the market to get inspired for something to put on the stove for dinner that night. Bastille market is my favourite Sunday… Read more

Mélodies Graphiques

Image: Karen Text: Jill Pope For anyone with a major stationery fetish, if you haven’t already discovered it, Mélodies Graphiques may be your new mecca. This shop was a like a chimera for me – I discovered it while strolling around Saint Paul one foggy… Read more

Marché d’Aligre

With Emile Zola’s ‘belly of Paris’, Les Halles, reduced to a grim, labyrinthine shopping complex and a hunk of land permanently ‘under construction’, Parisians were in need of another market standard. Thus Marché d’Aligre, situated near metro Ledru-Rollin in the 12th arrondissement, has taken over and… Read more

La Tête Dans les Olives

Text: Omid Tavallai Image: Roberto Baibich In Paris, food is fashion. And just as fashion has its trends and fads, so does food. In January of this year, influential food critic François Simon (after whom the über-critic Anton Ego was modeled for the movie Ratatouille)… Read more

Marché Saint-Quentin

Text: Brendan Seibel Image: Dale Calder Today it’s hard to imagine Les Halles as anything other than an architectural disgrace. Centuries ago it was the “Belly of Paris”, but now teems with a distinctly different commerce. The tradition of visiting the neighborhood grocer, seeking advice… Read more

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