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Useful Camera Service Addresses in Paris

Useful Camera Service Addresses in Paris

Taking good care of your camera is as important as taking care of your health, especially while traveling. The trouble is that when you are away from home, you might not be sure where to go for reliable camera stores and services. Our Photo Tour participants often ask us about servicing their gear, where to have their camera sensor cleaned or where to buy a fully charged battery. If you find yourself looking for such services, here are some useful addresses in Paris.

1. Help! I ran out of battery on my camera!

Most camera stores sell all types of batteries, however, you need to charge a brand new battery before using it. There is a better solution for those who are in a hurry in the city and do not want to go back to their hotel and wait for a couple of hours while their new battery is charging: a store that sells batteries already charged!

1001 PILES BATTERIES
There are several stores in Paris. The most centrally located one is at:
22, Rue des Halles, 75001 Paris
Phone: 01 40 26 51 15

Opening hours:
Monday: 10:00AM – 1:00PM / 2:00PM – 6:30PM
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 1:00PM / 2:00PM – 6:30PM

Website with more addresses and a map: http://www.1001piles.com/carte/

2. There is dust on my camera sensor! Where can I get it cleaned in Paris?

If you have a DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses, dust will inevitably get through to the sensor while changing the lenses. It is important to have it cleaned regularly to avoid dots and blobs on your images. You can buy a cleaning kit in most camera stores and do it yourself - it is not as difficult as it might seem. Or, if you have never done it before, you may want to have a professional to take care of it.

Boulevard Beaumarchais (near Bastille) is a magical place in Paris for photographers, with a high concentration of camera stores and services. Here are a few good addresses:

LE CIRQUE PHOTO VIDEO
Here, they will show you how to clean your own sensor on the spot if you are buying a cleaning kit and you can’t wait for the camera to be sent away.

Address:
9 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris
Phone: 01 40 29 91 91

Website: www.lecirque.fr

VILMA (official Canon service store)
Here, you can get your sensor cleaned within 48 hours for 50€.

Address:
72, 76 rue du Surmelin, 75020 PARIS
Phone: 01 43 64 76 76
Open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30AM to 5:30PM

Website: www.vilma.fr

ATELIER IMAGES SERVICES 

Address:
79, Bd Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
Phone: 01 48 05 92 45
Open from Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm.

3. My camera stopped working! Where can I have it repaired in Paris?

While we hope it will never happen, camera breakdown on the road is always possible. If it happens in Paris, hopefully one of these stores can get you back shooting quickly.

LE CIRQUE PHOTO VIDEO

9 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris
Phone: 01 40 29 91 91

Website: www.lecirque.fr

VILMA (official Canon service store)

Address:
72, 76 rue du Surmelin, 75020 PARIS
Phone: 01 43 64 76 76
Open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30AM to 5:30PM

Website: www.vilma.fr

4. I urgently need my images printed and framed!

Sometimes you just cannot wait to get home to print your images. When it comes to printing, quality is important.

NEGATIF PLUS, photo lab and graphic services

Address:
104, 106 & 108 rue la Fayette, 75010 Paris
Open from Monday to Friday, from 8:00AM to 7:30PM
Saturdays from 10:00AM to 7:30PM

Prints can also be ordered online.
Website: http://negatifplus.com

5. I need a new camera / filter / camera bag / lens / accessory

If you lose or have stolen some of your equipment while in Paris, or simply decide it is time to upgrade, one of these stores (and many of the ones above) can help you out:

FNAC
This is a major retail chain store for all sorts of digital equipment. There are 11 stores in various parts of Paris. Here’s the most centrally located one:

Galerie commerciale Forum des Halles - Portes Berger / Lescot
1/7, rue Pierre Lescot, 75001 Paris
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10AM to 8PM

Website: www.fnac.com

OBJECTIF BASTILLE
A good store, can be a bit cheaper and more flexible on prices.

Address:
11 Rue Jules César, 75012 Paris
Phone: 01 43 43 57 38
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30AM to 6:30PM

www.objectif-bastille.com

These camera stores should help you find a solution quickly while in Paris if you cannot wait until you return home. You have another helpful place not listed here? Share it with us!

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Nadia Gric

Nadia Gric

Nadia is passionate about the visual aspect of life and the personalities she meets along the way. Living in the heart of Paris, Nadia never stops exploring the City of Light through her camera and readily shares her knowledge and love for photography.