Best Toy Stores in Paris

Paris has plenty of wonderful toy stores if you are looking for unique or interesting finds. Whether you’re searching for classic wooden toys, dollhouse miniatures, French-themed gifts to bring back home, or just an inspiring selection of toys to ignite imagination and creativity, here are my favourite toy stores in Paris.

1. Le Bon Marché department store

As one of Paris’s most famous department stores, Le Bon Marché offers a luxurious shopping experience with an amazing toy section. In fact, the entire third floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is a beautifully decorated wonderland that’s dedicated entirely to kids featuring fashion, footwear, toys, books, and accessories for all ages and budgets. From beloved classic brands to the latest trends, there’s something here to suit everyone.

For many parents, the highlight of the third floor is the “Récré des Enfants” area. While you browse for the perfect gifts, you can safely leave your little ones aged 4 to 10 with child experts at this Children’s Area, who will engage with them in fun recreational workshops: drawing, reading, cooking, and playing. This area is open from 11 am to 18.30 pm every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. During Parisian school holidays, it’s open every day. Kids can join the fun at any time, subject to available space. Activities run throughout the day, with special thematic workshops at 11 am, 14.30 pm, and 16.30 pm. It costs €12 per hour, with a maximum of two hours per day. You can make a reservation online here or check for availability on the day.

Address: 24 Rue de Sèvres

Opening hours: 10 am to 19.45 pm daily

2. Si Tu Veux

Si Tu Veux is a charming toy store located in the gorgeous 19th century covered passage, Galerie Vivienne, nestled between the Bourse and Palais Royale. This relatively small shop sells simple and beautiful classic toys for all ages, along with birthday party supplies and games. The store has plenty on offer including wooden toys, creative materials and educational games. The owner’s passion for toys shines through in the carefully curated selection, making Si Tu Veux a favorite among both locals and tourists.

Address: 68 Galerie Vivienne

Opening hours: 10.30 am – 7 pm; Monday to Saturday

3. Pain d’Epices

When I first saw the name of the shop “Pain d’Épices“, I mistakenly thought the shop sold actual French spice bread. It turned out to be a paradise for children’s toys. Traditional wooden toys coexist harmoniously with modern counterparts. However, the true showstopper is the incredible assortment of dollhouses, complemented by hundreds of miniature figures and objects. From tiny perfume bottles to musical instruments, the store captures the essence of daily life in perfect replicas. Pain d’Épices has been a cherished destination for over 50 years and is a must-visit shop for unique toys.

It’s located in a beautiful covered passage called Passage Jouffroy, just a 10 minute walk from another toy store, Si Tu Veux.

Address: 29 Passage Jouffroy

Opening hours: 10 am to 7 pm; Monday to Saturday, 12.30 pm to 6 pm on Sundays

4. Le Petite Prince

Inspired by the beloved book “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this charming store in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood is a tribute to the iconic character. The shop features a variety of merchandise related to the story, including toys, books, and collectibles. Fans of “Le Petit Prince” will especially love the themed items, while children will love the storybooks and plush toys. In addition, the online store offers a wide variety of Le Petite Prince themed products to purchase from the comfort of your home.

Address: 8 Rue Grégoire de Tours

Opening hours: 11 am – 7 pm; Monday to Saturday

5. Au Nain Bleu

Au Nain Bleu, founded in 1836, is one of Paris’s oldest toy stores, famous for its high-quality, handcrafted toys. From plush animals to beautiful dolls, Au Nain Bleu offers a diverse range of high-end toys, mainly targeted towards babies and toddlers. They specialize in unique items sourced from French and European workshops, ensuring each piece is crafted with care and durability, making Au Nain Bleu a beloved destination for premium toy seekers.

Address: 14 Rue Saint Roch

Opening hours: 11 am to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday

6. Le Petit Souk

Le Petit Souk began its journey in 2005 in Lille, France, and has expanded into a concept store specializing in vibrant and eclectic toys, decor, as well as accessories for both adults and children. With multiple locations in Paris and across France (as well as an online shop), the stores usually have a nice selection of imaginative items. From quirky plush toys to beautifully crafted party supplies, Le Petit Souk is a great place for both kids and adults to explore and pick up something unique.

Address: click here to find the addresses of all 14 Paris stores

Opening hours: Vary by store

Finally, here’s an insider tip: the souvenir shops at Paris’s museums are hidden gems for finding unique toys for kids. These shops offer curated selections that reflect each museum’s theme, making them perfect for finding a special present or an unusual buy. Explore art-inspired puzzles and replicas at the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, creative building sets and funky art supplies at the Centre Pompidou, science kits at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie and other finds at the Best Museums in Paris for Kids.

Have you visited any of these toy stores or do you have any other suggestions for where to buy toys in Paris? Share your favourite spots in the comment section below. Join me on Instagram and get more inspiration for things to do in Paris.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I receive a commission if you visit a link and buy something on my recommendation. Purchasing via an affiliate link doesn’t cost you any extra, and I only recommend products and services I trust. 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *