Top 10 Souvenir Shops in Paris


 

Nothing says ‘I ran out of time to get you a proper gift’ quite like a pen in the shape of the Eiffel Tower.

In Paris, souvenir shops are more common than patisseries in some areas. They either appear in the form of formal retail spaces or simply as street-side kiosks with informal infrastructure. For the most part, Parisian souvenir shops sell the same goods; you really only need to visit one during your time in the city.

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1. Bring Home France in Paris

If you’re seeking a more bespoke souvenir experience, then Bring Home Paris in the Bastille districts is a unique variation.

Instead of the usual plastic replicase, and shoddy postcards, Bring Home Paris offers a curated collection of Parisian themed items ranging from tote bags to mugs and socks.

These are quality souvenirs, so prepare to fork out a bit more if you’re gifting a bunch of people. At least they scream ‘quality’ and make the receiver less inclined to toss them after a month.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Times: Monday to Sunday — 11am to 7pm
ADDRESS: 3 Rue de Birague, 75004 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Saint Paul

2. Paris Souvenirs de l’Hotel de Ville in Paris

The Paris Souvenirs de l’Hotel de Ville is your usual run-of-the-mill souvenir store situated in a tourist saturated neighborhood: the 4th arrondissement.

They have all the usual trinkets including kitsch fridge magnets, cheeky shot glasses, and good old ‘I heart Paris’ hoodies.

Pricing is average; not the most expensive in the city, but not the cheapest either!

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Times: Monday TO Sunday —  10am to 8pm
ADDRESS: 11 Rue du Renard, 75004 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Hôtel de Ville

3. Sacré-Cœur Souvenirs in Paris

Souvenirs hit differently when they’re from this district on the hill. There is something effortlessly charming about the souvenir shops Montmartre, especially this gem closest to the Sacre Coeur.

Amidst the usual generic objects you’ll find some handmade cards, quality berets and some undeniably cute metal signs designed to look like Parisian street labels.

I also love that they’re open until midnight, seven days a week.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Times: Monday to Sunday — 9am to 12am
ADDRESS: 48 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Château Rouge

4. Obj’Ai Trouvé in Paris

One of few souvenir stores worth visiting on the Left Bank, Obj’Ai Trouvé is a visual nightmare but holds some great finds if you have the patience.

Chaos reigns supreme in this store; I don’t think there is a hook that is not exceeding its weight capacity. This is a wonderful shop for porcelain Parisian trinkets such as mini replicase of the Sacre Coeur, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Basilica.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Times: Tuesday TO Sunday —  10:30am to 8pm
ADDRESS: 40 Rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Place Monge

5. Les Parisettes in Paris

Souvenir shopping near the Eiffel Tower should be considered an extreme sport. Les Parisettes is the only store I will visit in this neck of the woods, and their curated content makes it well worth the mission.

They make unique, quality souvenirs that are not simply mass produced waste. Think scented candles, pillow cases, journals and more. If you want to give someone something that they will actually use, this is your go-to.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Times: Tuesday TO Saturday —  11am to 6pm
ADDRESS: 10 Rue Gramme, 75015 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Commerce

6. PARIS SOUVENIRS in Paris

Some old items, different location; though this is one of the biggest and better stocked souvenir stores in the French capital.

Paris Souvenirs is a short three minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe. One of the best things to do whilst in Paris is a night walk to the Arc, and through the surrounding streets. If souvenir shopping is on your to-do list, you can pop into this vicinity during your night walk and get it done while the rest of Paris sleeps.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Times: Call for Hours
ADDRESS: 4 Rue de Tilsitt, 75008 Paris, France
Metro STATION: George V

7. FOROH SOUVENIRS in Paris

Foroh is a three minute walk from the Pont Neuf. As far as souvenir stores go, this one actually has quite a pleasant balance between the more generic trinkets, and other less common items.

Pashmina scarves are one point of attraction at this souvenir store, and I also like their Parisian themed underwear. If you’re ever in need of a cheap suitcase, this is where to go.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Times: Monday TO Sunday —  10am to 8pm
ADDRESS: 22 Quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Pont Neuf

8. Rivoli Souvenirs in Paris

Trust the Rue de Rivoli to give us the most high end souvenir store yet. Rivoli Souvenirs is a store for the delicacies of France. These are the kind of souvenirs you reserve for those closest to you, as they cost a pretty penny to take home.

Expect chocolates, fragrances, champagnes, macarons, etc…

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Times: Monday TO Sunday —  10am to 8pm
ADDRESS: 200 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Pyramides

9. Little Extra Paris in Paris

There are Little Extra branches throughout Paris, but I particularly like the one in Châtelet.

This is sort of a souvenir shop/department store hybrid situation. There’s books, games, sweets, candles, home decor and even things to float on pools with. Not everything is Parisian themed per se, but you’ll find many an item sporting a unique French flair, or quotes about the city of love.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Times: Monday TO Sunday —  10am to 8pm
ADDRESS: 120 Rue Rambuteau, 75001 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Châtelet

10. Millenium Souvenirs in Paris

If you don’t have a lot of time, and need to be killing multiple birds with one stone as often as possible, then you can visit Millennium Souvenirs as you do the Eiffel Tower.

The store is a few minutes walk right of the Champ de Mars; view the tower, walk the lawns, buy the souvenirs. Three birds, one stone!

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Times: Wednesday TO Sunday —  9am to 12am
ADDRESS: 145 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
Metro STATION: Pont de l’Alma