Wednesday, October 26, 2011

La pharmacie


If you've traveled to Paris, you've probably had to locate la pharmacie a time or two.  Oh I've had to stop in for band-aids for my toes many times, but the most fun is strolling the aisles pouring over the cosmetics, cremes and soaps.....  Paris pharmacies are well known for this and Pharmacie Place Monge  is said to be the largest and busiest one in Paris.  Mary and I stopped in for a few things and the line to see the pharmacists was quite long, but there were friendly salespeople there to help us with over the counter items.  Just look for the neon green cross!

21 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

I miss French pharmacies-- Not just because of the great "para-pharmacie" selection (Vichy, Roc, la Roche Posay, Klorane-- all excellent brands), but also for the competent advice and great service. Look for the green cross indeed! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

ALAIN said...

C'est vrai, on trouve de tout, même des médicaments...

Malyss said...

Virginia, it's "LA" pharmacie.We know so well those green crosses that we don't notice them anymore here in France!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh I remember in NICE and other parts of France,first seeing this iconic sign, I wondered, "Why are there so many pharmacies here?" teeheee...but what I found so FABULOUS were the HARDWARE SHOPS! I bought some fantastic COPPER UTENSILS that would sell for hundreds of dollars HERE in the U.S. at Williams Sonama!!! Needless to say, I shipped home a lot of copper ware!

THANK YOU SWEET ONE FOR VISITING and dearest, sit in your royal chair with your beautiful pillow....VOTRE MAJÉSTÉ! Anita

martinealison said...

Elles fleurissent comme les boulangeries en chez nous...
gros bisous

Leif Hagen said...

Sure has a lot more charm, character than say, the local Wahlgreens! Mon dieu!

this is Belgium said...

do enjoy them too.. but then, the American drugstores can be quite fun also and what a challenge to find the ones with the soda fountains.. n'est-ce pas?

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

So far I have not been to a Parisian pharmacie, but I´ve noticed A LOT of these green crosses.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yes I remember le pharmacies Virginia, little treasure troves of cosmetics and creams! Magical creams.

Virginia said...

Merci Malyss, I had it right in the text and wrong in the title! I don't need to blog late at night. :)
V

Daryl said...

And since Mary was with you I am betting before you left she'd made several new friends

Jack said...

Yes, a familiar Parisian sight. Your new banner photo is nice. Hope all is well, now that you are back in B'ville.

ParisienSalon said...

My favorite is City Pharma on rue Four in the 6th. I could (and have) spent hours there.

M said...

This building looks so much more attractive and interesting than the usual CVS in the US!

Alexa said...

Good one, V! There's a drugstore on every other corner here in NYC, but I was spoiled a long time ago by the products sold and excellent medical advice dispensed in Paris pharmacies.

Paris Paul said...

I like to bathroom window shop in the pharmacies with all the funky doodads they have...

Starman said...

One shouldn't haver to search to hard for a pharmacie in Paris, there's one on just about every street.

Marias Teater said...

Well, I love houses and I am not sure if this old one should be decorated with this green corse. But the picture is fun!

Harriet said...

This banner photo is one of my favorites. The colors of autumn in the background are perfect.

The 5e is my 'home territory' when I visit Paris, so love seeing photos from there.

Janey and Co. said...

Great info to have.
I think I took the very same pic that is your new header (last week). Isn't it in the courtyard of the Hotel de Sully...just off the Place de Voges?

James said...

I go for the band-aids and Paris pharmacies have great ones. My favorite is URGO Anti-Choc.
American band-aids will never be the same. :