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Buying Photography & Art Supplies in Paris

Art Supply Shops

The following list offers a number of options for students seeking art supplies in Paris.

  • Géant des Beaux Arts Voltaire | 166 rue de la Roquette (11e) Métro: Voltaire (9) Complete arts supply store (prices competitive with Rougier & Plé).
  • Rougier & Plé | 13-15 bd des Filles du Calvaire, (3e) Métro: Filles du Calvaire (8) Very complete arts & crafts store, less expensive than BHV and Couleurs du Quai.
  • Géant des Beaux Arts Glacière | 15 rue Vergniaud (13e) Métro: Glacière (6) Complete arts supply store (prices competitive with Rougier & Plé)
  • Graphigro/Rougier & Plé | 207 boulevard Voltaire, (11e) Métro: Voltaire (9) Very complete arts & crafts store, less expensive than BHV and Couleurs du Quai.
  • Rougier & Plé St. Germain | 108 boulevard Saint-Germain, (6e) Métro: St. Germain des Près (4)
  • Couleurs du Quai | 3 Quai Voltaire, (7e) Métro: Rue du Bac (10) Good source of painting, drawing, printmaking supplies (a bit pricey)
  • BHV | rue de Rivoli, (4e) Métro: Hôtel de Ville (1 or 11) A bit pricey and not always very complete but very central.
  • Adam | 11, rue Edgar Quinet, (14e)
  • Les Amis des Artistes | 48, rue Vavin, (6e)
  • Betty | 49, rue Claude Bernard, (5e)
  • Casteluchio Diana | 125, blvd. Montparnasse, (6e)
  • Dubois‐Merlin‐Denis | 20, rue Soufflot, (5e)
  • Gattegno | 13, rue de la Grande Chaumiere, (6e)
  • Sennelier | 3, quai Voltaire, (7e)
  • Sennelier | 4 bis, rue de la Grande Chamber, (6e)
  • Charbonner | 13, quai Montebello, (5e)

Photography Supply Shops

The following list offers some of the many options for students seeking photography supplies (from new and used digital and film cameras to photo papers, lenses, filters, etc) in Paris.

  • Photo Stock | 126 Bd Serurier (19e) Métro: Porte de Pantin (5) Cheapest source of black & white photo supplies.
  • Prophot | 103 Boulevard Beaumarchais (3e) Métro: Filles du Calvaire (8) Still have some black & white supplies but now more digital printing and camera sales.
  • Odéon Photo | 73 Boulevard Beaumarchais (3e) Métro: Filles du Calvaire (8) Great used digital and traditional camera and lens store.
  • Disactis | (mail order only) Great source for alternative process photography chemistry.

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