Top 5 best shops in Montmartre


 

Make sure to read our article Top 10 Things To Do in Montmartre before you start walking around Montmartre. This article covers you the best places to visit and gives you some great advice to make the most of your Paris trip.

Montmartre is my favorite neighborhood in Paris. You’ve probably heard of it for it’s famous landmarks like the Sacré Coeur, the Moulin Rouge and the Place du Tertre. It was once an artists haven, with the likes of Picasso and Van Gogh calling the area home. I recently moved to the area and I am loving every second of it!

Today, there are still many artists that live and work out of Montmartre, and there is no shortage of things to do. Paris itself is known for its great shopping, and this northern area is no exception!

I’ll be sharing my favorite shops in Montmartre with you all so that you know exactly where to head if you’re in the mood to get a little shopping done. Keep reading for my top 5 best shops in Montmartre!

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Top 5 best shops in Montmartre

Top 5 best shops in Montmartre

1. Bleu Tango for the chicest clothing in Montmartre

I loved Bleu Tango the minute I walked into the boutique. The shop is owned by a woman named Lou, an artists who specialises in water color painting. You’ll definitely see this inspiration as soon as you enter the boutique.

Owner Lou designs all of the pieces herself. Most of the clothing is done in bright colors that look like water color paintings on fabric! There are even some that are reversible, so if you’re shopping on a budget think of this as buying two pieces in one.

Plus, Bleu Tango focuses on sustainable clothing! All of their designs are made in Europe.

So, for all of my eco-responsible fashionistas out there, this shop is the place for you. The shop also sometimes uses fabrics left over from haute couture collections. Chic and anti-waste!

I love their tee shirts, which feature hand-designed-by-Lou water color motifs.

Practical information
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 3pm-7pm, closed Monday
Address: 47T Rue d’Orsel, 75018 Paris
Metro station: Pigalle / Anvers

2. À la Mère de Famille for the best sweets in Montmartre

À la Mère de Famille is a confectioners shop that was founded way back in 1761! It is a family owned business, which is so rare to find nowadays. There are several locations throughout Paris, including one in Montmartre. Here you’ll find chocolates, candy, pastries and sometimes even…ice cream! A true dream for all of you with a bit of a sweet tooth (guilty!).

The shop is used to catering to tourists, so don’t be afraid to ask the salespeople, parlez-vous anglais?” 

If you’re looking for a unique option for souvenirs, you’ve found it here. Just try not to eat it all yourself before you get home. The prices are reasonable, so you’ll want to stock up. Added bonus, their store front design is gorgeous!

Practical information
Opening hours: Every day 10am-8pm, Sunday from 10am-7:30pm
Address: 23 Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris
Metro station: Blanche / Abbesses

3. Interios Galerie de Céramique for the best home goods in Montmartre

Interios

Interios ceramic’s gallery in Montmartre – image courtesy of the Interios’ Facebook page

I love the idea of bringing home unique souvenirs from Paris, not those Eiffel Tower key chains or tee shirts that you’ll eventually throw in a drawer and forget about.

Enter: Interios Galerie de Céramique! Here, you’ll find a vast collection of ceramics and other home goods that will remind you of your time in Paris every time you look at them. Who doesn’t love a souvenir like that?!

All of the products in the store are designed by the owner, Violeta Jerma, who is from Lithuania. She owns 3 boutiques, 1 of which is in Paris, and the rest in her home country.

Practical information
Opening hours: Every day 10am-10pm
Address: 3 Rue des Saules, 75018 Paris
Metro station: Lamarck – Caulaincourt

4. Chinémachine for the best vintage clothing in Montmartre

Any one who knows me, knows that I have a passion for vintage clothing. Not only is shopping vintage better for the environment, it’s also much easier to find unique pieces, usually for small prices! Good for the planet, and my wallet? Say no more.

Chinémachine in Montmartre should definitely be on your shopping list. You’ll find options for both men and women, with a gorgeous view of the Sacré Coeur to boot.

If you’re looking for something special to wear to your next party, dinner or celebration, you can find something really cool here. Everything in the store is handpicked by the owners, and the prices are great! They also offer some designer pieces, if that’s something that’s up your alley.

Practical information
Opening hours: Every day 12pm-8pm, Sunday from 1pm-8pm
Address: 100 Rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris
Metro station: Anvers

5. L’Odeur du Book for the best books in Montmartre

L'Odeur du Book

Interior of L’Odeur du Book. Image courtesy of L’Odeur du Book’s Facebook page.

As a writer and a book lover, you know that I had to add a bookstore on my list! L’Odeur du Book is a little bit farther way from the main hill of Montmartre, but I promise its worth the walk.

They specialize in books on the social sciences and humanities. They also offer used books as well as new, so there is something for every budget. I could honestly spend hours here browsing their selection. Spoiler alert: I have spent hours here!

They also have relationships with independent publishers, so you can find some really rare books here. If you don’t speak French, never fear! The shop also has some English book options.

Practical information
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am-7:30pm, Wednesday from 2:30pm-7:30pm, closed Monday
Address: 60 Rue Hermel, 75018 Paris
Metro station: Simplon

Conclusion

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief outline of a few of my favorite shops in Montmartre! This neighborhood truly has something to offer for every one, and I personally think it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon.

If you want to bring home even more memories of Paris, why not join one of our walking tours? They’re led by our expert local guides, all of whom are truly passionate about sharing Paris with people like you!

Options in Montmartre include our skip-the-line Orsay + Montmartre tour, our Paris’ #1 Food Tour in Montmartre tour, and our free Montmartre walking tour, which will lead you from the Moulin Rouge to the Sacré Coeur!