Bon Marché Rive gauche

  • Beauty and wellness
  • Clothes and accessories
  • Shopping
  • Food shop
  • Department store
  • Perfumery

This was Paris' first department store and was founded in 1852 by a salesman of new products for women, who quickly understood that there was a gap in the market for a new shop offering buyers more choice.

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, the first department store in the world, was opened in 1852 in Paris under the impetus of Aristide Boucicaut, genius entrepreneur and visionary.

Located in the heart of Saint Germain des Près, in the Quartier des Arts et des Lettres, over the course of time, Le Bon Marché has become the iconic symbol of the Rive Gauche and its lifestyle.

In this unique architectural building, the most prestigious fashion labels are offered alongside a selection of exclusive brands and upcoming designers.

Fashion, design, beauty, gastronomy, art and culture unite to give those browsing the most pleasurable experience.

An international clientèle, looking for a true Parisian experience, rubs shoulders with a French clientèle, drawn to the unique spirit of the place.

Other distribution channel :

Only for CEE.

Opening and closing times

All year round between 10 am and 7.45 pm. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Sunday from 11am to 7.30 pm.


Additional information

  • On site restaurants :
  • - La Table: Flooded with light, on the first floor beneath a vast skylight, three "à la française" menus are consecutively throughout the day, showcasing seasonal produce. Gastronomic restaurant.
  • - Le Balthazar: At the intersection of the Bon Marché Men's department and the La Grande Epicerie de Paris wine cellar, Balthazar offers you a menu designed around the wines which surround it.
  • - Sunlee Howard: This new coffee tape shop, in the heart of the Women's department, behind the Denim department, offers you Da Rosa, Café Pinson and Terres de Café products. You can also discover a large selection of vinyl records.
  • - Rose Bakery: With both table and take-away services, this bakery designed by Rose and Jean-Charles Carrarini combines the foundations of natural and gourmet baking with a touch of conviviality and comfort here in the entrance.
  • - Primo Piano: When it's time for a lunch or shopping break, take a trip to the heart of Tuscany, through a dynamic, light, refined menu, always inspired by fresh market produce.

Services and facilities


  • Free WiFi access
  • Wi-fi


Spoken languages

  • Arab
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Site, building totally accessible


Metro : Sèvres Babylone lines 10 & 12
Bus: 39, 63, 68, 70, 83, 84, 87, 94

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