| English-language bookstores
248 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris
Tel. 33-(0)1 44 77 88 99
|Books and newspapers
in English, friendly, helpful bilingual staff
| Shakespeare & Company
37 rue de la Bûcherie 75005 Paris
Tel. 33-(0)1 43 26 96 50
|A funky, cozy bookstore
which has been around, it would seem, forever, in the shadow
of the great Notre Dame cathedral. With the spirits of Sylvia
Beach, Hemingway, James Joyce, Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound and many
others. Read Sylvia
|The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore
9 rue de Medicis 75006 Paris
Tel.01 42 01 81 47
|A well-known haven for English-speaking readers and writers
| Bill and Rosa's Book Room
Downstairs at FUSAC, 42 rue du Chemin Vert 92100, Boulogne (metro line 9 to Porte de Saint-Cloud, busses 22, 42, 62, 72.
Open Wednesday and Thursday 13 to 18h.
| A friendly and innovative bookstore to buy, sell or borrow a used books, attend an event, meet an author, in the friendly environment of FUSAC, the magazine of the English-speaking community in Paris, famous for its tips to visitors to Paris and its numerous and usefuls ads for housing, jobs etc.
| San Francisco Book Co
17 Rue Monsieur le Prince 75006 Paris
Tel.33-(0)1 43 29 15 70
| A very good
American & English second-hand bookstore
40 boulevard Hausmann 75009 Paris
Tel.33-(0)1 42 82 34 56
| THE Paris Department store ! Packs and sends your
purchases for a reasonable charge !
| Au Bon
|| 22 rue de Sèvres,
||This left bank department
store was the first in Paris. It has been entirely remodeled
and is "très chic". Don't miss the "épicerie"
for a palpitating visit through the world of French food and
food from many other countries.
| Au Printemps
|| 64, Blvd. Haussmann,
||Right next to the
Galeries Lafayette, the Printemps has undergone extensive remodeling.
Brand name fashion.
- Shopping in Paris
- Stories on travel, beauty, shopping, food and wine and more from France to the Rocky Mountains... and "The Riches of Paris"
and "The Riches of France" by Maribeth Clemente,
St. Martin's Press, New York are ideal for intelligent shopping
- Suzy GERSHMAN, Born to Shop-
Paris, Frommer's, IDG Books, Foster City CA
- Rachel KAPLAN, The Insider's
Guide to French Chic
- More to come.....
for specific shopping areas (antiques, gifts, music, etc...)
And also :
- Galigliani's, 224 rue de Rivoli 75001 Tel 33-(0)1
42 60 76 07
- Reelbooks 14 rue de la Corne 77300 Fontainebleau
Tel. 33-(0)1 64 22 85 85 (English bookstore and video
club near the wonderful castle)
- Abbey Bookstore, 29 rue de la Parcheminerie 75005 Paris
Tel. 33-(0)1 46 33 16 24 (Canadian bookstore)
- Brentano's bookstore, avenue de l'Opera, a major American landmark in Paris, went out of business in July 2009, a victim of the ridiculous increase of rents in Paris ....
- More to come...
Read our page bibliography and see American
writers in Paris
Hairdressers in France
Some national chains give good
service : Jean-Louis David, Dessange, Biguine, Carita. For an
English-speaking salon, try Judith Sutherland, 56 rue Jean Jacques
Rousseau 75001 (near Louvre)
The price is in the Euro 25
to 40 range for wash+blow dry. They are usually listed in the
window. Do not forget to tip (Euro 5 minimum).
Learn a few words : coupe
(cut), frange (bangs), effilé (razor-cut),
brushing (blow dry), teinte (color), permanente
(permanent), shampoing (wash), teindre les racines
(root touchup), etc.
Pros and cons : generally stylish
and good service (but smoking is largely tolerated)
If you want to save money, use
one of the hairdressing schools.
More to come
More and more French people speak English but do not think
that it is normal for them to be addressed in English, which
is not their language ! They will appreciate your efforts to
say a few words in French before you switch to English. Learn
how to say : "Sorry : I do not speak French" which
is "Excusez-moi: Je ne parle pas Français".
Paradoxically, though, you may try out your French only to be
answered in English! Don't give up!
|| English-speaking services...
| American Express
26 avenue de l'Opéra 75001
33-(0)1 53 29 40 39
your mail and money needs
organization for children with special needs
| Western Union
rue du Cloitre Notre Dame 75004 Tel. (0)1 43 54 46 12
| Poste Centrale
|| 52 rue du
Post Office Open 24 h/day, 7 days/week
| Jill Bourdais
Tel. 33-1 43 54 79 25
psychotherapist practicing in Paris both privately and in a hospital
33-1 45 00 85 55
50 rue Copernic 75116 Paris
lawyer experienced in US tax/legal issues
| Simply Speaking
|A group of Paris-based
English speaking Clinical Psychologists and Psychotherapists
- Minding Manners :
life skills course for English speaking children, teens and young
- The Irish Eyes is a free Irish magazine
published in Paris, with interesting information and comments
about life in Paris (you can find it in the same places you find
FUSAC and FreeVoice)
- Home -sick ? Click here for "just-like-home places" in Paris!
- Jeff Steiner has a very informative
or American-owned restaurants and bars in Paris include : le Juvenile's, 47 Rue Richelieu
75001 tel 01 42 97 46 49 (Tim Johnston, Scottish), Maceo 15 rue
des Petits Champs 75001 tel 01 42 97 53 85 & Willi's 13 rue
des Petits Champs 75001 tel 01 42 61 05 09 (Tim Williamson, English),
Le Timbre 3 rue Sainte-Beuve 75006 tel 01 45 49 10 40 (Chris
- And more to come...
See links to American-run
businesses in Paris
|To related pages : American-run
the American Community (#1),
to American writers (#2), to American corporations (#4), favorite links, etc...
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Rochefort writes articles and books about France and the French.
Order her books :
- "Joie de Vivre", Secrets of Wining, Dining and Romancing like the French, St.Martin's Press, New York, 2012
- "French Toast, An American in Paris
Celebrates The Maddening Mysteries of the French", St.Martin's Press,
New York, 1999
- "French Fried, The Culinary Capers
of An American in Paris", St.Martin's Press, New York, 2001
More on Harriet's books (excerpts, upcoming
events, testimonials, etc..)
or separately, Harriet and Philippe speak
about Intercultural Differences : click
here for information.