The only shop of its kind in Paris, Caractère de Cochon is devoted entirely to ham. The closet-like space is filled with every kind of cooked and cured hams from various countries and just about every region in France with a variety of pâtés, terrines and antipasti and sausages for good measure. Excellent jambon beurre sandwiches are available mid-day with your pick of hams for only 5€.
An Absolute Favorite
Address: 42 rue Charlot, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Closed Monday. Open Tuesday- Saturday from 10am-3pm and 5-8pm; Open Sunday 10am-2pm
Reviews of Interest
David Lebovitz (2014) “an amazing emporium dedicated to all-things-ham… Solo has done an amazing job of curating and presenting the best hams and cured meats from across France, as well as our neighbors in Italy and Spain. Even if you’re not in the Marais, it’s worth crossing town to visit his shop where you can sample the best of France in this well-stocked cave à jambon.”