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It can be hard to avoid the tourist traps in Paris especially when you want to buy gifts or souvenirs to take back home. To find truly unique Parisian Souvenirs for yourself and loved ones can seem tricky but the city still has lots of authentic shops for you to buy from. Rather than buying an Eiffel tower key chain you can buy some great items that are unique to Paris and French culture! Whether you are a lover of food, art, little knick-knacks or prints our list has got you covered for truly unique and authentic Parisian gifts!
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Unique Souvenirs in Paris
Art Prints at Sergeant Paper
If you are looking for a souvenir for an art lover in Paris, Sergeant Papier is the place for you. Their incredible store is filled with original artwork by carefully selected artist. The art is printed at their store and once purchased you will receive a certificate of authenticity. They have a collection of over 800 prints so there is sure to be something there for either you or who you are buying for. The best part about them? Their selection has pieces starting at 40€ to around 400€, so you don’t have to break the budget for an authentic piece of art!
- Address: 38 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris
- Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 12 pm to 8 pm
Food at Comtesse du Barry
French cuisine is known and loved around the world and taking back a taste of France with you is both a great souvenir and gift to get from Paris. However, some French foods are a bit difficult to pack. A baguette and Boeuf Bourguignon might not make it through your flight but there are other options. Comtesse du Barry is a specialty food shop that has all your French favorites. Best of all they are packaged perfectly for you to take home. They have everything from jams and pates to truffles and (their famous) foie gras! All made with quality ingredients and all delicious! It’s your best bet if you are a foodie going on a flight!
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- Address: Carrousel du Louvre – 99 rue de Rivoli. 75001 & 13 Bd Haussmann, 75009
- Hours: 11 am to 7:00 pm (Carrousel du Louvre) & 10 am to 7:30 pm (Haussmann)
- Website: www.comtessedubarry.com
Clothes and Jewelry at Arty Dandy
How can you come to the fashion capital and not buy clothes? If you want authentic and unique clothes though, you are going to want to check out the selection at Arty Dandy. All items at their store are limited edition and collector’s items so they are truly authentic. Their items also reflect a lot of Parisian culture as they are simple and chic. You can especially see this in their clothes and jewelry selection. Take a walk around their store and explore all their unique items which can be great souvenirs for you to take back or give to any fashionistas you know back home!
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- Address: 1 Rue de Furstemberg, 75006 Paris
- Hours: Open Monday to Saturday from 10:30 am – 7:30 pm and Sunday from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Local Creations at Klin d’oeil
This is the ultimate knick knack shop as they have all sorts of beautiful little creations. They sell jewelry, stationery, ceramics, handbags, prints and so much more. Each of their products are by young designers who the store owners have specifically chosen. You can see this in their selection as the designs are really unique and different. It’s a great spot to go if you are not sure what to get as you can explore their variety of items and you will be sure to find something.
- Address: 6 Rue Deguerry, 75011 Paris
- Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 7 pm
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