I love shopping at the beautiful pharmacies in Paris (at least the wandering through part of it). It has an organized calm and ambience that no number of Duane Reades in New York ever will.
But the prices! Zuts alors!
The other day, I was walking by this one, and saw so many women in there that my shopping radar told me it was not an ordinary pharmacy. I joined the crowd and asked a shopper in line. The answer I got was that this place is well-known in Paris because it has a huge selection, hugely discounted. Or at least that's what I understood of the quickly spoken French.
In any case, I shopped and found it to be true. For example, the Vichy brand body lotion I like in Paris costs 13 euros everywhere else. Here, it was 8 euros.
If you're in, or coming to, Paris, it's worth making note of it if you have a few favorites you have to bring home as gifts.
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