For a few years I have lived in a 13m square apartment in the heart of the 5th district (frenchly known as “arrondissement”), in Paris. I went there to launch my photographic career and let me tell you that the city is a blast for photographers, and not just because of the cityscape (the roofs!), or the fashion week. The French capital has numerous addresses - most of them close to each other - that are essential if you’re going to be a photographer in Paris, even just for a day. First and foremost, the Boulevard Beaumarchais in the 11th district is THE place for second hand and new equipment shops.
WHERE TO BUY EQUIPMENT?
WHERE TO RENT EQUIPMENT?
WHERE TO BUY ANALOG EQUIPMENT?
Lab Distribution: 22 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011 Paris
Prophot: 103 boulevard Beaumarchais, 75011 Paris
WHERE TO DEVELOP FILMS?
Rainbow Color: 5 rue Bouvier, 75011 Paris
❤️ Picto: 53 bis rue Roquette, 75011 Paris
Dupon Montmartre: 74 rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris
ARKA: 52 rue N-D des Champs, 75006 Paris
Laboratoire Central Color: 10 rue Pergolèse, 75782 Paris Cedex
Dupif Photo Studio: 1 rue Littrè, 75006 Paris
❤️ Negatif +: 106, rue La Fayette, 75010 Paris
PCP: 258 rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris
Processus Photo: 163, rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris
WHERE TO RENT PROPS AND COSTUMES?
Lanzani: 19 rue Basfroi 75011 Paris
Defrise: 23 rue basfroi, 75011 Paris
Soubrier: 14 avenue de Reuilly, 75012 Paris
Vachon: 131 avenue P.V. Couturier, 94250 Gentilly
Au Fou Rire: 22 rue du Faubourg Montmatre, 75009 Paris
WHERE TO RENT A STUDIO?
If you know a place that hasn’t been listed and deserves to, feel free to drop a comment and I will have a look!