In Paris, I was obsessed with the Monoprix. I wanted to go in every one of them. Forget wine and perfume, I wanted to buy toothpaste, detergent, dishwashing soap, cookies, lipbalm, shower gel--I wanted it all. With the dollar the way it was (and is), good thing I didn't. But it's nice to know you can find many of these things at the charming website Basic French.