I will be visiting Paris in Oct. and will be near a Franprix, but not too far from a Monoprix. Am I correct in thinking that they are similar in terms of foods, sundries, etc.? Is one better than the other? I plan on visiting markets for some fresh veggies and fruits, but can I purchase quality produce--suitable for hotel room "picnics" (as well as on-the-go) at either one? Do they carry shampoo, soap, etc. in addition or do I need to go to pharmacies for those sorts of supplies?
I plan on using bakeries, fromageries and charcuteries for my lunches--do they sell good mustards? I understand that French mustard is beyond fabulous...any recommendations?
Thanks for all of your help!!