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Le Bon Marché

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Le Bon Marché

Since its invention in 1852 by Aristide Boucicaut, Le Bon Marché contributes to the creative vitality of the legendary Rive Gauche or The Left Seine River Bank. Mixing art with fashion, as well as design with beauty and gastronomic cuisine, the shopping center cultivates a singular and unique identity.

In the image of 19th century Paris where everything moved, changed, and was invented, the Bon Marché’s creation broke with tradition. In 1852, Aristide Boucicaut, son of hat designers, came to Paris and quickly understood there was a place for new commercial business, offering more choice to consumers. He opened with his wife, Marguerite a unique "department store" with a large choice of products assembled all in one place.

This commercial model invented by this avant-garde and revolutionary couple would soon inspire the entire world.

In the beginning of 1875, a painting gallery was opened in the department store. This marvelous installation was generously placed at the disposal of painters and sculptors who wished to expose their artwork to the public and a fortiori to clients coming to shop at the Bon Marché. The department store acted as an intermediary between artists and art amateurs.

The Bon Marché became a high-end department store, with a very strong Parisian identity, where values of authenticity and culture are inextricably associated with consumer  pleasure.

At the limit of the 6th and 7th districts, bordering Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a neighborhood where the arts et literature are honored, Le Bon Marché reflects in and of itself the Rive Gauche spirit: a liberal and open attitude towards the world, a taste for culture, a tradition continuously revisited.

Since 1988, La Grande Epicerie de Paris, branch supermarket owned by Bon Marché Rive Gauche, transformed and became  one the capital’s most important food shoppes.

Then, Franck & Fils, a high-end fashion ready-to-wear boutique, created in 1897 by Emma Franck, would become a Bon Marché Rive Gauche branch in 1994. This new team brought with it a new spirit, which inspired the entire department store, notably high-end fashion couture.

Luxury Boutiques

The world’s most prestigious luxury name and designer brands, from Louis Vuitton to Dior and Chanel, welcome Bon Marché clients the moment they enter the department store composed of veritable mini boutiques.

Ground floor of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche.

Fashion Accessories

Beside the luxury boutiques, the Fashion Accessories department lures, entrances, and enchants shoppers.  Trend items and exclusive designs come and go with each season’s collections of which include a selection of leather goods, clocks, fine and fantasy jewelry, as well as textile accessories.

Ground floor of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche.


Choice selection, comfort, elegance and quality service : as is the case for each  of its thematic departments, the Bon Marché Rive Gauche prides itself  with unique high-end products  in this new 650 m² setting.

Ground floor of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche.

Theatre of Beauty

The Theatre of Beauty spans and sprawls from the central escalator central, beneath the Art Deco glasswork, surrounded by handrail mezzanines. Giving particular importance to personal well-being and beauty, this department invites shoppers to value, respect, and take care of themselves.

Ground floor of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Men’s Department

Each facet of masculine élégance is given particular attention and promoted. Decorated with artwork and design icons, each piece tells a story and vibrates to the rhythm of its own theatricality. The Entrance, The Office, The Dressing Room, The Galerie, The Gymnasium and The Library: through these different universes, a unique experience takes shape and form. Men are marveled by the savoir-faire of a traditional barber and shoe shiner.

First Floor of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche


The Wine Cellar

This 550-m2 space with its imposing architectural signature proposes more than 3000 fine wines referenced and selected with extremely great attention.  Such a space would be needed to reveal and expose the fruit of conscientious labor and effort in acquiring and maturing quality fine wines. For this reason, The Wine Cellar  has become a must-see name reference for fine wines.

With its own restaurant, Balthazar, at the your disposal, The Wine Cellar welcomes you on the ground floor of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche and La Grande Epicerie de Paris.

The Fashion Apartment and Designer Studio

In a refined atmosphere, two distinct areas, spread over two floors, serve as a showcase for designer collections that clients are invited to discover and construct their wardrobes with an elegant mélange of character and subtlety.

1st and 2nd floors of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche.


The Lingerie department unveils an intimate, contemporary, and luxurious atmosphere. Conceived as a precious haven where attentive listening, personalized advice, and comfort reign, the quintessence of brands are present in a unique universe dedicated to seduction and ultra femininity.

1st floor of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche.


Home Department

A recently-unveiled space immersed in light, which reveals the Bon Marché’s architectural patrimony, this two-story home department offers you the best of the Left Bank’s “L’Art de vivre.”

1st and 2nd floors above La Grande Epicerie de Paris.

Children’s Department

The third floor of store unveils a space where the book, toy  and children’s departments succeed each other in an original offbeat display.

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