Paris is one of our favorite destinations. We love to stroll and visit our favorite Left Bank shops. The Rive Gauche is home to some of Paris’ best bookshops, bakeries and boutiques. There is so much to love about Paris. The style, architecture, museums, the food and of course the shops. Each arrondissement has a collection of wonderful shops with a unique personality, from the majestic Grand Boulevards to the chic left bank or Rive Gauche. The Rive Gauche, south of the Seine, home to bohemian, writers and intellectuals. And, of course, there is always a delicious coffee shop, boulangerie or patisserie nearby for a break. So we love to stroll and visit our favorite Left Bank shops, discovering all the best Paris Shops.
We start our tour at the iconic Shakespeare and Company English language bookshop, a popular spot across from Notre Dame. One of our favorite Paris bakeries, Circus, is nearby and so too is the “instagrammable” hot spot, Odette, that specializes in delicious choux pastries.
Continuing down the small streets that run alongside the quays of the Rive Gauche, you pass from the 5th arrondissement to the 6th and 7th arrondissement. Here there are plenty of home decor and antique shops. We love to visit home decor shops Alix D. Reynis, Gien and Le Cabinet de Porcelaine. So too, it is a delight to visit the wonderful world of Officine Universelle Buly 1803. It’s like stepping into an old world apothecary. There are many lovely flower shops, and Flower is a favorite left bank shop. Deyrolle, though not for everyone, is a marvel to visit and explore.
Discover more of our favorite Paris Shops on our Paris map & guide, plus explore the fabulous Paris flea market, Marché aux Puces, and historic covered galleries. If you have a favorite Paris shop share with us HERE.
SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris
63 Rue Galande, 75005 Paris
77 Rue Galande, 75005 Paris
PET SO CHIC
16 Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris
ALIX D. REYNIS
22 Rue Jacob, 75006 Paris
13 Rue Jacob, 75006 Paris
OFFICINE UNIVERSELLE BULY 1803
6 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
14 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris
46 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris
LE CABINET DE PORCELAINE
37 Rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris