Located in the historical centre of Paris, the 5th borough called the Latin quarter, the group Monge has revolutionized the cosmetic and pharmacy business. Starting with just a tiny space, Monge now reaches 400 square meters after acquiring a café and a laundry shop in order to accomadate the increasing number of customers.
Last year, Groupe Monge decided to open a new shop across the street where you will find the most prestigious cosmetics brands.
You are a foreigner and you are not confident when you try to speak French with your phrase book? Do not worry! There are plenty of cosmetics consultants who can fluently speak your mother tongue.
Groupe Monge gathers more than 300 brands, you're more than likely to find all you want here in just one stop.
You are looking for the cheapest price in Paris or in France, you are at the right place. People from all over the world flood to this place, no one wants to miss a good deal.
15% tax refund for all your purchases, Monge has the best offer in town. If you are going back home within 16 days, you will get this 15% directly discounted in the shop, or you will just have to get your tax refund form stamped and show it at the airport.
You want to enjoy your day outside visiting Paris, feeling good and chilling out on a café terrace of your choice without caring about what time it is, you can find the store open until 11pm.
No one can say 'No' to samples. In Monge they are generous with samples and free items, you can easily get your favourite products in a travel-friendly size.
You can enjoy the exclusive discount coupon offered by O'bon Paris before your 15% tax refund by clicking here.
Don't know what to choose here?
Have you ever dreamt of being a French girl with glamorous style, walking on the street, feeling confident even without makeup? Have you wondered which skin care weapons they are using in their lives? Here is the ultimate guide for most famous French skin care products which are beyond your expectation.
So you already know about Monge, but you're losing your mind from all the various choices the offer. O'bon Paris will help you out by introducing you to the hottest "it-items" that you will not want to miss out on.
Classical Must-have items
1. Embryolisse concentrate cream, which is actually efficient in multi-usage, can moisturise your skin on a daily routine or just aftershave, or be used as liniment care for babies. It also will amaze you as a makeup remover.
2. Caudalie Mist, the secret of this grape water is the "polysaccharides". Basically, they are varieties of sugar which are good for smoothing and moisturising your skin especially during warm, sunny days or when your skin is itchy.
3. The Uriage lip balm is a cosmetic legend as a repairing and regenerating stick which can protect your lips from daily aggression. Also in the Uriage dermocosmetics line, you may want to try the girls' intimate hygiene protective companion.
4. Renee Furterer Forticéa shampoo can be found in the Capillaries cares's central room. Rub it in your hands before applying to your hair.
5. Bioderma Créaline H2O", one of the most famous French make up removers. Its softness and zero damage to skin make women all around the world crazy.
6. Physiogel daily moisturizing cream provides long-lasting moisturization for dry and sensitive skin. with long-term utilisation, your skin will be less sensitive.
7. Nuxe "huile prodigieuse," the most famous multi-function oil in France is sold every 5 seconds! This oil can be used for face, hair and body in any type.
8.La Roche Posay effaclar line is a problem solver when your skin suffers from imperfections.
9. Valmont renewing pack, which belongs to the premium cosmetics group with Sisley, can reinforce the natural defence of your skin with its fresh fragrance.
10. Darphin cosmetics was founded by Dr.Pierre Darphin, a physiotherapist who believes in the plants extract power. It was a huge success as a massage curation that soon became the worlds first skin serum.
11. The anti-age Clarins Sun cream, hardly found in the drug store, is the European sunscreen best seller. No greasy feeling, smooth, large spectrum protection, it also prevents dark spots.
12. Condensé Paris, a cosmetic line with pure natural ingredients and few conservators. Mattifying purifying fluid, is a simple miracle.
13. The skinceuticals' hydrating B5 is also called "the bottle of water for your skin" by the AA flight attendants. With only 2 drops of this serum, it's able to cover all your face and your neck.
14. "Lebon", the most wanted toothpaste of the pharmacy, an organic toothpaste which has different tastes nicely packaged in a contemporary style. You can also try their whitening...
15. Anti-age Clarins Men Clarins are good gifts for your father or your boyfriend, the gift box contains anti-age cream, and cleansing plus shaving.
16. Biotherm, blue therapy line, specialises against brown spots.
17. Sisley, the most prestigious french's cosmetics, if you didn't try yet, start from the ecological compound or the eye and lip contour balm, they're simply wonderful.
74 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris
10 to 15 min from Notre-Dame Cathedral and 7 min from pantheon by walking
Line7: Place Monge
Every day until 23 pm except Sundays
Follow Monge Sundays schedule here
2 kinds of discount in Monge, permanent ones and monthly ones.
New discounts are upgraded here
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