Best Monoprix in Paris?

Old Jul 21st, 2011, 09:25 PM
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I would also recommend taking a look at C&A either on rue de Rivoli, boulevard Haussmann or any one of the other branches. The one at the Bercy 2 mall has closed however (but then again, the Carrefour hypermarket there has a huge section of children's clothes).
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Old Oct 2nd, 2013, 09:04 PM
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My 19 year old daughter is currently in the 7th arrondissement in Paris and needs to find a space heater. She is sick and freezing in her apt. Where could she get one? Monoprix? What is the location that is the closest and does it have a space heater? How about a downe comforter? Any recommendations for a doctor for her?
Thank you!
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 01:09 AM
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Darty is where you go to buy a heater, or else one of the cheap bazaar shops on shopping streets.

The 7th arrondissement is very poorly equipped with these sorts of stores.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 02:09 AM
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Freezing? The temperatures are in the 60's and 70's!
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 03:51 AM
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Re a doctor - I needed one when I was in Paris in early 2011. A British friend recommended

Dr Francis Slattery
10 Ave. d’ Eylau
75116 PARIS
Tel: 01 47 42 02 34
Fax: 01 42 66 17 57

He's Irish and much of his practice are English Speaking embassy employees. Located near Trocadero so pretty close to your daughter.

He was lovely - I got int he next day and he arranged an ultrasound for the day after and all was well. Hope your daughter feels better soon.

(also - pharmacists can prescribe some medications directly. If she has a cold/flu perhaps starting at a pharmacy?)
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 04:14 AM
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If your daughter needs a doctor (sounds like she has a fever) you should not tack on to an old Monoprix thread.

She should go to the closest pharmacy and get some medication and ask the pharmacist to recommend a doctor that is near. If she's that sick she should not be running around Paris exhausting herself looking for a space heater.
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Old Oct 3rd, 2013, 09:03 AM
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There is a Monoprix right at the Motte Picquet=Grenelle metro stop, as well as the large one discussed above called Beaugrenelle which is near the Charles Michels metro stop. Those are probably the closest to the 7th. I'm sure they'd have some kind of blankets. There is a Darty in the shopping center in the 14th near Montparnasse train station (68 av du Maine). Actually, that is very close to the Monoprix there, also (used to be Inno), just across from the tower.
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Old Mar 1st, 2014, 10:54 AM
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I wished I had looked here earlier. I walked all around - probably in circles looking for a Monoprix and keeping running into the ones that just had food. I'm staying near Notre Dame and looking for clothes. Which is the nearest to me? Thanks.
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Old Mar 1st, 2014, 11:00 AM
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You can find them just by using your computer and looking at their website, actually. http://www.monoprix.fr/

Or look in the French online phonebook, www.pagesjaunes.fr

Just stick the postal code (CP) in that search box on the right -- recherchez un magasin:

There is one right on bd St Michel a few blocks south of the river, but it's not very big. I've never been in one that only had food, actually, although I've been in a few that didn't have food.
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Old Mar 1st, 2014, 11:37 AM
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Isn't there one on the rue de Rennes that is very nice? I think DD got me a wonderful scarf there.
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Old Jan 27th, 2016, 12:55 PM
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I'm looking for a good Monoprix to buy Foie Gras and Rillete. To get it into the U.S. it has to be in a sealed can and not likely the traditional glass jar with the orange rubber ring and the "metal flip open latch."

I will be stayig just off rue du Louvre between Les Halls and Sentier. Looking at google street view the one near the Temple Metro stop looks to be a mid-size one. That is just the third stop from my nearby Sentier Metro.

I will have to have my husband look at the Monoprix website because with my very limited French I can't seem to see anything that looks like a store locator.

Also, any suggestions for brands to buy or those to avoid.

Will be in Paris the end of February.

Thanks.
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Old Jan 27th, 2016, 10:49 PM
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Make certain that what you buy does not contain "porc" or "gras de porc" - I don't think you can bring this back home.

"Reflets de France" is a good brand of traditional products, including rillettes, foie gras, etc - all canned. Look for them in the canned food section, or in the fancy foods section.
"Monoprix Gourmet" is comparable, but is packed in jars.
I don't recommend any other canned brands at Monoprix.


If you have the chance to go to the Sunday market at Bastille (9:30 AM - 1 PM), you might prefer purchasing from someone who has won awards for her outstanding canned products. I buy "rillettes de canard" all the time, because hers do not contain too much fat and are delicious. Foie gras is also available, as are other products, and prices are very reasonable.
Look for this banner behind the piles of cans:
Helene MUDRY "La Petite Perigourdine"
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Old Jan 28th, 2016, 01:42 AM
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I also recommend 'Reflets de France', as my wife buys those too.
If you have the possibility to buy home made foie gras, just do it it is incomparable.
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Old Jan 28th, 2016, 03:35 AM
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Monoprix is considered a cheapo chain, not selling good products. And it is weak in clothing. C&A and H&M are MUCH better stores for inexpensive clothing.

"Reflets de France" is the house brand of Carrefour. You can find "Reflets de France" only in Carrefour and Shopi stores. However, I agree that you usually get good quality at low prices. Often, they are inexpensive versions of major producers. Here an example:

They used to sell a Single Malt Whisky of Reflet des France. In fact, it was five year old Lagavulin (which is one of the best Single Malts, but only the 16 year old version is sold by the destillery).

For foie gras, look here:

http://www.refletsdefrance.fr/charcu...eur/foies-gras
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Old Jan 28th, 2016, 09:19 AM
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I agree Monoprix is not a place I would beeline for to go clothes shopping. I've picked up a few things in there now and again, but the clothes are not that cheap and there just aren't that many. I do disagree that H&M is good quality, I think their stuff is terribly made, but it's a clothing store, so of course you have more clothes than Monoprix which is all-purpose. C&A has lots of cheap stuff also, but you do have more selection as it's a major dept store which Monoprix is not. If I were rating those three on "quality", I guess C&A would be first, H&M would not rate above Monoprix in quality of goods, just more selection.

But the questioner isn't looking for clothing anyway, it appears to me.
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Old Jan 28th, 2016, 10:16 AM
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Try to look for the ratio of meat to fat, which should be listed on the can label. The cheaper brands of rillettes are often nearly 50% fat - this is like selling tuna salad which is mostly mayonnaise. The better brands list 30% fat to 70% meat, or thereabouts.

There are a lot of different ways to purchase foie gras, too - if you don't want to spend a lot, you can buy a bloc of foie gras surrounded by pate, etc. Again, look for the percentage listed on the label. The higher the percentage of foie gras, the better the product.
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Old Jan 28th, 2016, 10:18 AM
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Traveler : would you by chance know under which names Lagavullin (not 16 years old) is sold ?

I'm a taker.
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Old Jan 28th, 2016, 11:22 AM
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Carrefour sold the 5-year-old Lagavulin under the name of "Reflet des France". But this is a couple of years ago.

You want a really good single malt? What about this one?

https://auctionata.com/intl/o/175802...740.1445946350

Forget the price tag.
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Old Jan 28th, 2016, 12:01 PM
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"Monoprix is considered a cheapo chain, not selling good products."
Not at all. Monoprix is more expensive than "cheapo" chains and it sells good quality products. This include clothes. The choice might be limited but the quality is above that of HandM and CandA. Their "Boutchou" line for kid clothes is excellent.
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Old Jan 28th, 2016, 12:48 PM
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traveler... I ain't Cresus.

Now that's what I like about whisky compared to wine : the spread between exceptional and good is reasonable (factor 10-20) compared to 1000 or more factor.
Nevertheless traveler if you can sell me that bottle at a reasonable price, I'm still a taker...

Mvg.
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