Seven must-see record shops in Paris
Over and over again, vinyl records transcends the knowledgeable music lovers, and their quest is taken more seriously than ever.
The Parisian diggers are lucky because they can count on many old record shops to satisfy their passion for music, and even on unique events dedicated to them, such as the Disquaire Day.
Focus on 7 record stores among our favorites in Paris.
The classic: Crocodisc
By its longevity (forty years) and its opulence which overflows the shelves and bins of the three shops Rock, Jazz and Black Music reigning in the Latin District, at Crocodisc, abundance meets the exception, and the impressive expertise of the salesmen will help you to find the rare record.
Tuesday – Saturday: 11am-7pm
40 and 42, rue des Ecoles, 5e.
64, rue de la Montagne-Sainte-Geneviève, 5e.
The coziest: Balades Sonores
A lovely shop, decorated by Chicamancha, is full of new products and rare pearls despite its modest size. The wise advice and its adorable team will make you a satisfied digger. And to avoid ruining anything, this record store welcomes showcase bands every week in an amicable atmosphere.
Monday – Saturday: 12pm-8pm
1-3 Avenue Trudaine, 75009 Paris
Underground: Born Bad Records
In the kingdom of rock’n’ roll, all styles are at the court: from punk to garage, to new wave and other psychedelic and saturated joys. Enough to delight lovers of classics and forgotten nuggets, as well as the curious who will appreciate the section of the famous eponymous label and the promotion of great French bands.
Born Bad Records
Monday – Saturday: 12pm-7.30pm
11 Rue Saint-Sabin, 75011 Paris
The favorite: Pop Culture
The beautiful shop, which bears its name, and the excellence of the selection (indie rock, pop, but there are also soundtracks, hip-hop, and world music) catch up with the narrowness of the bins. Let Fred guide you, the passionate record dealer with silvery hair, in this well-equiped store with new products as it is with rare ones.
Monday 2pm-7.30pm – Tuesday – Saturday: 11am-7.30pm
23 Rue Keller, 75011 Paris
The generous: Souffle Continu
The abundance of records and the profusion of references plunges you into a most delightful music lover’s apnea. Electro, jazz, experimental, rock, cold wave and black metal, and the bosses have the knack to propose re-releases of unknown treasures but also new ones. The digger’s paradise! The most? The regular showcases!
Monday – Saturday: 12pm-8pm
22 Rue Gerbier, 75011 Paris
The versatile: La Silence de la Rue
A large stock, well stocked in all genres (nice funk, soul and hip-hop section), honest prices and the possibility to listen to your finds on the spot. And once you have tamed the boss of the place, you may benefit from his precious advice.
La Silence de la Rue
Monday – Saturday: 11am-7.30pm
39 rue Faidherbe, 75011 Paris
Extreme: Music Fear Satan
With a name like that (which refers to the post-rock band Mogwai) we have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Here the devil’s music has found its kingdom and the latter feeds the pagans with unholy records with exotic covers. Rock and metal in ALL its forms, lots of new releases and very chic French bands like Jessica 93.
Music Fear Satan
Monday – Saturday: 11am-8pm
4 Bis Rue Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris