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Shopping

Opening hours

Shops: 10am-7pm, daily except Sunday and Monday.

Fresh food shops: often open on Sunday mornings and closed on Mondays.

Neighbourhood grocery stores: many remain open until very late.

Supermarkets: 9am-7pm, daily except Sunday (many of the larger high-street names, such as Monoprix, stay open until 10pm).

Department stores: 10am-7pm, late night opening one day a week (until 9.30-10pm).


Money

Budget / cost of living

Paris is a relatively expensive city, particularly in terms of accommodation and restaurants. For a rough guide of average prices:

Coffee: €1.20 at the bar, €2.30 seated or on the terrace.

Beer: between €2.90 and €4.30 seated.

Glass of wine: between €3-4 seated.

Fruit juice, soft drink: €3.50 seated.

Baguette of bread: €1.

Croissant: €1.15.

Cinema: €9-10.

Museum: €5-10.


Post

Louvre Post Office – 52 r. du Louvre - Mo Louvre-Rivoli - 1st arr. - t 01 40 28 20 00. Open 24/7.


Health

Chemists

Open 24/7.

84 av. des Champs-Élysées - 8th arr. - t 01 45 79 53 19 or 01 45 62 02 41;

6 pl. de Clichy - 9th arr. - t 01 48 74 65 18;

6 pl. Félix-Éboué - 12th arr. - t 01 43 43 19 03.

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