Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Welcome to the website of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, the oldest department store and the only one of the Rive Gauche. Before you visit the store, why not delve into its history, discover its various departments and services and arm yourself with other useful information to plan your trip?
ABOUT USDepartments at Le Bon Marché
A space for living and shopping, Le Bon Marché serves as a creative breeding ground designed along resolutely contemporary lines. Its spaces express the way it interprets trends and define a unique art de vivre.
Ground floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
From the moment they enter the store, Le Bon Marché customers are treated to highly select, small boutiques selling the most prestigious brands from the world of luxury goods, from Louis Vuitton to Dior - not forgetting Chanel.
Fashion accessories department
Ground floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Along from the luxury boutiques, the fashion accessories department provides the perfect opportunity to browse and dream! Discover a series of collections showcasing up-to-the-minute and exclusive items, including selections of leather goods, watches, quality and costume jewellery and textile accessories.
Ground floor and 2 floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
The Beauty department is laid out either side of the central escalator, underneath the art deco glass ceiling, and encircled by balustrade-crowned mezzanines. Placing well-being and beauty at the heart of its focus, this department issues a tempting invitation to pamper oneself.
The Men's department
Lower ground floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
All aspects of male style are given particular prominence within the trend-setting vibe of this department, where customers can enjoy a wholly unique experience based around cutting edge fashions, bespoke suits, sportswear and exclusive services.
The Fashion department
1st and 2nd floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Two distinct spaces linked by a walkway create a sophisticated, understated atmosphere for this treasure trove of collections, where customers can devise their own unique outfit from a series of subtle selections.
The Lingerie department
1st floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
The Lingerie department exudes an intimate, contemporary and opulent atmosphere. Designed along the lines of an exclusive showcase, this department is highly focused on personalised advice and customised service, offering the very best brands in a unique setting that is both ultra-feminine and visually appealing.
La Maison d'Edition
2nd floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Planned and designed around an unusual setting under the renovated glass ceiling on the 2nd floor, thereby revealing its architectural heritage, Le Bon Marché boasts a furniture department based on a unique and innovative concept: that of the Maison d'Edition (or publishing house).
The Children's department
3rd floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
The third floor of the store reveals a fun, light-hearted space selling books, toys and children's fashion.
In 1852, Aristide Boucicaut, the son of a hatmaker, had already realised that there was a demand for a new type of store that offered consumers a wider choice. Together with his wife Marguerite, he transformed a simple stall into one single “department store" selling a vast range of items, and where customers could browse to their hearts’ content. The birth of Le Bon Marché heralded a whole new culture of commerce that included fixed prices, lower margins, home delivery, item exchange, mail order, promotional periods and sales, private concerts, a reading area and much more. This ground-breaking and revolutionary couple had come up with a commercial model that would soon be copied around the globe. The start of 1875 saw the opening of an art gallery. The store served as a free intermediary and facilitator between artists and art lovers.
Following the takeover of Le Bon Marché by the LVMH group in 1984, the new management team, installed by Bernard Arnault in 1987, decided to rebrand the store as the most exclusive in Paris. Blending tradition with modernity and enjoying a warm and convivial atmosphere, Le Bon Marché evolved into a resolutely Parisian, upmarket store whose values espousing authenticity and culture were closely bound with the joys of shopping.
Since 1988, La Grande Epicerie de Paris, a subsidiary of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, has become one of the capital's leading food stores.
In 1994, it was the turn of Franck & Fils, created in 1897 by Emma Franck, to become a subsidiary of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. A change in management ushered in a new emphasis on couture that would underpin everything achieved by this extraordinary store in the future.
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is open all year round, offering customers a unique shopping experience. Preferential services, attentive advisors and personalised assistance are just some of the courtesies we like to lavish on our customers. Benefit from personalised advice from our stylists, relax with a treatment from the beauty department or a gourmet dining experience, reserve a taxi and find out about exhibitions taking place. The Concierge service and Reception desk on the ground floor are on hand to assist you in any way possible*.
Ground floor reception
Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 39 82 80
*Please see conditions in Store.
Persons resident outside the European Union for more than 6 months every year are issued a 12% refund. To qualify for a VAT refund, you must:
- Spend a minimum of €175.01 per day at Le Bon Marché;
- Produce your passport and till receipts at the VAT refund desk on the day of purchase.
In addition to our existing refund methods, we can now offer cash refunds issued directly by the store on the day of purchase.
VAT refund desk, 3rd floor
Tel: + 33(0) 1 44 39 57 65
You can buy and sell Euros and foreign currencies on the third floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche.
We deal with the following currencies: Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singaporean and American dollars / Brazilian real / Pounds sterling / Russian roubles / Japanese yen / Chinese yuan / UAE dirham / Swiss francs / South-African rand / Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Czech Republic krona / Hungarian forint / Thai baht.
Bureau de Change, 3rd floor
Tel: + 33 (0) 1 42 22 52 07
By Telephone: 01.44.39.80.00
By Email: email@example.com
By Post : Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
24, rue de Sèvres
75 007 Paris
10am to 8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
10am to 9pm on Thursdays and Fridays
By underground: lines 10 and 12 – Sèvres Babylone station
By bus: service numbers 39, 63, 68, 70, 83, 84, 87 and 94
Velib' (self-service bike system)