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Supermarkets in Paris

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Supermarkets in Paris

Will be arriving on Sunday afternoon in Paris. I'm renting an apartment quite close to Rue Cler (ie. walkable distance). Was planning to go there to buy food and stock up for the week. However, I read somewhere that it is closed by Sunday afternoon and not open Mondays. Just wondering which supermarkets nearby would open late? I'm just wanting to buy basics like bread, milk, vegetables, fruits.

Also, I cannot speak any French at all. How do I manage? Is there anything I need to particularly aware off when I pay for things at the counter at the supermarket?

Also, I can't find anywhere saying what time most of the stores in Rue Cler opens...I'm assuming it is around 7am? 8am? or is it much later in the day?

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1. Re: Supermarkets in Paris

There are no food shops open past about 1:30 pm on Sunday. There are a few corner shops where you could pick up enough supplies to get you through to Monday, when most things are open again, but the groceries are all closed on Sunday afternoon.

the shops on Rue Cler will open about 9 am -- bakeries will be open earlier, but not much else.

The only semi-big deal about a supermarket is the produce -- look around in the produce department -- it's quite likely you'll be expected to weigh your produce in the produce department. This might be done by a person, or it might be an automated scale that will print a price tag for you.

If you don't have re-usable bags when you arrive, you can buy them at the checkout.

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Here's a link that might be helpful. As Sunshine says, most grocery stores close Sunday afternoon. There's a Leader Price on r. Cler, and a G20 on r. de la Motte Piquet just next to the Ecole Militaire métro stop. Depending on which end of r. Cler you're near, one or the other is probably the closest large grocery store.

And btw, you're expected to bag your own groceries.

www.parisperfect.com/paris-supermarkets.php

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So there are not department stores around in Paris that have supermarkets within in them that are open too?

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You will find that in France virtually all stores are closed on a Sunday afternoon.

Food is sold in separate stores like butchers, bakers, etc or the fabulous street markets and market halls or more general grocery stores that vary in size from small corner shops to supermarche (supermarket) to the vast hypermarche.

Hypermarkets are generally out if town and are more like department stores which specialise in food.

You need to take your own bags as they don't give grocery carrier bags out free in France for environmental reasons.

Edited: 04 November 2012, 22:36
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Some of the large department stores sell luxury food items, but not groceries.

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6. Re: Supermarkets in Paris

shops are required to close on Sunday afternoons and the main exceptions seem to be high tourist traffic areas like the Champs Elysees and some of Montmartre -- I seem to recall things open in the Marais on Sundays as well.

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7. Re: Supermarkets in Paris

Hypermarkets and department stores are closed on Sunday afternoon, too.

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There's a fabulous supermarket open on Sundays in the shopping mall at the Palais des Congres, at 2 place de la Porte Maillot, Metro stop Porte Maillot on the #1 line, called Galeries Gourmandes. It's open 9AM to 8PM on Sundays, and it has very high quality foods of every kind. I absolutely love it.

http://www.galeries-gourmandes.com/

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I've managed to get some basics from a service station. While a little more expensive at least it got me through the Sunday after a delayed arrival.

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10. Re: Supermarkets in Paris

According to the Franprix website, hours for the store on rue Cler

27 rue Cler

75007 PARIS

Ouvert :

• lundi fermé

• mardi 08h30 à 21h00

• mercredi 08h30 à 21h00

• jeudi 08h30 à 21h00

• vendredi 08h30 à 21h00

• samedi 08h30 à 21h00

• dimanche 09h00 à 13h00

There's also a G20 on rue Saint-Dominique.

For milk, bread, fruits, vegetables, on a Sunday, there are several convenience stores in the neighborhood that will be open Sunday afternoon/evening.

(You probably won't want to haul groceries back from Porte Maillot.)

To find the closest, go to www.pagesjaunes.fr, enter "alimentation generale" in the first box, your street address, Paris, in the second box, check the box "Recherche à proximité de...", then click on Trouver.