Used Vinyl in Paris

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by Marc Perman, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Marc Perman

    Marc Perman Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    West of the Hudson
    I'll be in Paris next week with plenty of time to go record shopping. My interests are mainly rock and jazz, original pressings only. I see lots of stores on the map, particularly in the 11th arr. What are the essential stops in town?

    Merci beaucoup!
     
  2. optoman

    optoman Forum Resident

    Location:
    London. UK
    Crocodisc on the 5th (Rue Des Ecoles). They have if I am not mistaken three shops close to each other. One specialises in jazz, one for rock and one for soul, reggae and world music.
    I have last been there a year ago so you should check if still there but I thought they were great
     
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  3. Converse

    Converse Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    Record shopping is cheaper on line.
    Spend your money going to see live music in Paris.
    Lots of free music bars and clubs and Jazz clubs rocking again into the early hours.
    Paris is still my favourite live music go to City on the planet after Swansea.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2018
  4. 4011021

    4011021 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brazil
    Crocodisc for sure. I was there in November and it's awesome. Born Bad is good too (11 Rue St Sabin).
     
  5. Lk4605

    Lk4605 Forum Resident

    Location:
    France
    ...go to "Librairie paralleles",47 rue St honoré 75001 (center of town....)...plenty vinyls and cds....
     
  6. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

    Location:
    Livonia, MI
  7. A rather big vinyl store in Paris is Betino's Record Shop at 32 Rue Saint-Sébastien, 75011 Paris. I have an old phone number, maybe it works: +33 143146134
     
  8. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Location:
    Bucks County, PA

    So how did it go, any luck, good, bad?
     
  9. Marc Perman

    Marc Perman Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    West of the Hudson
    Reasonably well, the best record shops were in the 5th arr., especially Crocodisc and Crocojazz. I didn’t expect to find original pressings of Nick Cave, Jesus & Mary Chain, Curve, and The Gun Club in Paris but there they were. Also a French pressing of Layla with the UK matrix #s. The UK was better - the 3 Flashback stores in London and especially Monkey Music Emporium in Brighton, which I’ve raved about before. Rod Stewart Vertigos! Siouxsie! A mid-80s reissue of Joy Division’s Still! Etc.
     
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