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Elizabeth's camera "died" - Where in Paris can we buy a new digital camera?

Old May 9th, 2009, 07:07 AM
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Elizabeth's camera "died" - Where in Paris can we buy a new digital camera?

For some reason, her camera is no longer working. We all would hate for her to not be able to take photos. We're heading to Giverny tomorrow.

I know there is no target or walmart in central Paris, but is there any department store we can go to that would have an electronics section with digital cameras that wouldn't be too expensive.

Thanks!

Monica ((FF))
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Old May 9th, 2009, 07:15 AM
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FNAC
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Old May 9th, 2009, 07:20 AM
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Oh No!! There's a large FNAC on Blvd St-Germain. It's on the same side of the street as the Cluny museum and a few blocks toward the Deux Maggots if you are approaching from the intersection of Blvd St-Michel and Blvd St-Germain.

Take the camera with you as it may only be a battery.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 08:03 AM
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There's also a big FNAC on rue Rennes close to Blvd. Montparnasse and rue Raspail area. Don't know what is most convenient for you.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 08:28 AM
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There's also a FNAC store in the Les Halles shopping dungeon. Look also for Matphot, Pictis, or Shop-Photo/Video; a full-service camera store would be able to check the battery to confirm whether or not it was the problem.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 08:59 AM
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Thanks, I posted my message and I thought of BHV, which is just a few blocks from our apartment, so we headed out. Just got back from BHV and DDOMF bought a Nikon coolpix. Of course, she'll have to get an adapter for the USA.

I'm pretty sure it wasn't the batteries, as we changed to new batteries. DF says it was user error - she may have dropped, as I noticed the lens being slightly crooked.

Of course, the manual is in French (and other languages) but not in English.

Merci!

Monica
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Old May 9th, 2009, 09:04 AM
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You can download the user manual in English from the manufacturer's or several other sites - a quick Google search should bring you lots of options.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 09:10 AM
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Have you tried Reetz Camera at Le France's Scott Kee Mall?
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Old May 9th, 2009, 09:14 AM
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There are small camera stores around - I needed a battery and found one near Notre Dame
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Old May 9th, 2009, 09:28 AM
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Bonjour Waldo! Non! Reetz Camera Il n'y en a pas.

Monique
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Old May 9th, 2009, 09:34 AM
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FNAC was the place to go.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Old May 9th, 2009, 11:03 AM
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FNAC would have been my place
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Old May 9th, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Giverney was the highlight our our trip to France several years ago, and it would be awful not to be able to take photos.
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Old May 9th, 2009, 02:54 PM
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What is FNAC?
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Old May 9th, 2009, 03:01 PM
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FNAC is a big chain originally of bookshops but now also discs, electronics, and a ticket agency: listing of branches here:

http://tinyurl.com/p55phj
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Old May 9th, 2009, 03:26 PM
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In 2001, 3 of us had our cameras "die" in Paris... Hum....
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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OK, my camera did not "die"....it was stolen out of my purse on a very crowded bus. (Some Houdini-handed skamp) Anyway, if I don't get a camera to post pictures to the blog of my travels in Paris....my blog friends back home may not let me even come home! So grateful for this
Fodor's community. I'll try FNAC tomorrow and hope for the best. I'll let you know.....
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Yes, FNAC is your best bet.

And let this be a warning to people who think that buses are completely safe compared to the metro.
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 02:18 PM
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The OP posted in 2009. Hopefully the information in this thread still holds. Though I'm sure kerouac is up to date.

Mogo, next time maybe start your own thread. (Click on the yellow "Start a new topic" button at the top left of this page.)
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