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Carrefour and Franprix are the main supermarket chains in Paris. Picard
deals with frozen food.
Some Monoprix stores also have food. For instance the one on Boulevard Saint Michel, which is open 7/7.
Drogueries and quincailleries are hardware stores. Drugs are bought in pharmacies. They are open Mon-Sat; for holiday and Sundays, see pharmacies de garde, for instance at http://www.sosmedecins.fr/index.php/pharmacies-de-garde. There is one on rue Soufflot.
If you need to see a doctor, ask for an address at the closest pharmacy. (In principle, seeing a general physician costs 25 Euros, but it can be more expensive. Most GP do not visit patients.) On weekends and holidays, SOS-médecins, phone: 01 47 07 77 77 or 36 24 (costs up to 70 Euros).
Typical opening times of stores (but there are exceptions)
Specialty food stores, such as butchers, fish stores, fruit stores are
typically closed on Sunday afternoon and Mondays. They are also often
closed during lunch hours (12:30 or 1pm - 3:30 or 4pm).
Bakeries are open all day; they close one day a week, which day depends on the shop.
There are neighbourhood markets several days a week, in the
morning, they close usually at 1pm. There is one on Place Monge (Wed, Fri and Sun), on Place
Maubert (Tu, Th, Sat).
A list of all market places can be
found here. (An
English version of the page, together with other useful information
can be found here.)
On rue Mouffetard, the famous open-air market, open all day Tu-Sat, and Sunday morning (very touristic and quite expensive).
There are also some convenience stores which are open all week and late at night, usually they are quite expensive.
Supermarkets are typically open Monday-Saturday and closed Sundays (sometimes open in the morning). Except in touristic areas where they might be open 7/7.
Same thing for non-food stores: open Mo-Sat, closed on Sundays. Except in touristic areas.
The web site of the RATP has all the information about public transports (with the exception of OrlyVal, which is private). (The menu on the right gives more options, in particular prices and descriptions of kinds of tickets). A monthly Navigo pass costs 75,20 Euros, a weekly one 22,80 Euros. You will need to buy a Navigo Découverte Travel card, at any subway station (it costs 5 Euros, you need to bring an ID photo. Some FAQ). A pack of 10 Tickets t+ costs 14,90 Euros. A single t+ ticket costs 1,90 Euros, and a ticket you buy on the bus costs 2 Euros, but does not allow transfer.
There are bikes in self-service. The system is that you buy a ticket or a suscription; you can use the bike for 30 minutes for free, any additional half-hour costs money. The company which does this is Velib, but a new operator just started, so it is not working well at the moment. Other options are Gobee, O-bike and OFO bikes, but they work with an app, and you pay as you go (0.50 Euros for 30 minutes on Gobee).
Here are a few options:
Through the IHP:
Without the help of the IHP:
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