A great supermarket, definitely the one to go to in the area. It is almost like a Wal-Mart and packs everything you need. There is a book store so I could find a Michelin map of Paris.
There are clothes, electronics, CDs, beauty, and most pharmacy goods. Most importantly though is downstairs. The supermarket is gigantic and packs everything one could ever want. They stock more than simply French goods, but foreign and other European goods. I could possibly spend a day in there looking over brand after brand.
What I ended up gathering though, butter (which is basically edible by itself in France), creme fraiche (a better version of sour cream), fresh baguette, eggs (which have richer colored yolks), fresh goat cheese, and tomatoes (which pack so much more flavor and sweetness). French produce outclasses American produce by so much.
While it's compared to Target in the USA, I felt the prices at the Monoprix were way more expensive. I did buy some clothes and makeup, but NOT at Target or Walmart prices. But it is Paris, I suppose.
I went into many Monoprix, all around the city, and some are way better than others. This one is really nice and big. I don't like how the supermarket sections are connected to the rest of the store, because the smell is really rancid. I don't know if it's all the cheeses or cured meats, or what...but most of the Monoprix I went into smelled like this.
A fun store to look around, although most of them do not carry pharmacy items, like cold medicine. You will have to go to a Pharmacie for that. If you're in Paris, and need some cheap clothes (relatively cheap, compared to other dept stores in Paris), or toiletries, come here!
I'm pretty sure the Monoprix carries everything you could ever want, all at good prices. And this location was one of the biggest and cleanest that we saw. It's also conveniently located near two subway stops. I think reviewers that have compared it to a Target are right on track.
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