Paris Equivalent of Target

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    maxnharry Senior member

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    I vaguely remember a discussion here about a store in Paris that was similar to Target. Was it Monoprix? Am going to be in Paris over the weekend and needed to grab some housewares. Thanks for the help!
     


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    Monoprix is a grocery store that also sells clothing/houseware/bathware at its larger locations. Quality is very average relative to the prices, which I find high. Carrefour is similar but less expensive, and cannot be found within the city limits properly speaking (I think the closest one is at Montreuil).

    But yeah, it's basically the equivalent of Target.
     


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    Monoprix is a grocery store that also sells clothing/houseware/bathware at its larger locations. Quality is very average relative to the prices, which I find high. Carrefour is similar but less expensive, and cannot be found within the city limits properly speaking (I think the closest one is at Montreuil).

    But yeah, it's basically the equivalent of Target.


    Thanks-we have Carrefour near where I am. Is there something similar to Monoprix with cooler stuff/better quality in Paris?
     


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    Hmm...

    I recommend the two large department stores in Paris: The BHV (not particularly cheap but it sells everything you could imagine on 6 floors), or else Le Roi Merlin (which has more of a do-it-yourself vibe).
     


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    Hmm...

    I recommend the two large department stores in Paris: The BHV (not particularly cheap but it sells everything you could imagine on 6 floors), or else Le Roi Merlin (which has more of a do-it-yourself vibe).


    BHV looks like the place! Thanks. Which location do you recommend?
     


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    As far as I know there is only one, on Rue de Rivoli in front of the Hôtel de Ville in the 4e. Google maps link.

    Actually, I see there is another in the 19e, but I've never been. I still recommend the one in the centre of Paris.

    Careful, it is quite a popular store and the lineups can be brutal on Saturdays.
     


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    I LOVE MonoPrix.... its the best store in Paris. Seriously.
     


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    I LOVE MonoPrix.... its the best store in Paris. Seriously.
    [​IMG]

    Strangely enough, I hear this from tons of North Americans.
     


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    I LOVE MonoPrix.... its the best store in Paris. Seriously.

    Is there a best Monoprix location?
     


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    Wtf [​IMG]
     


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    Is there a best Monoprix location?

    The one on Champs Elysses is teh shit.

    Wtf [​IMG]

    Wine, liquor, cheese (bountiful, beautiful cheese), clothes for your kid, unusual personal hygeine products, a pharmacy... what more could you want? Beats the hell out of Target IMO
     


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    The one on Champs Elysses is teh shit.



    Wine, liquor, cheese (bountiful, beautiful cheese), clothes for your kid, unusual personal hygeine products, a pharmacy... what more could you want? Beats the hell out of Target IMO


    Sweet! Thanks!
     


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    Monoprix is good for children's clothes and decent for womenswear but the menswear is horrible. It is the best of the supermarkets though.
     


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    I thought Target (pronounced: tar 'zhay) was French.

    Twotone
     


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