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Shopping at Paris Department Stores

Paris Department Stores are famous worldwide as fantastic and practical shopping venues.

Called Grands Magasins in French, Paris Department Stores were founded in late 1800ies. Ever since, Paris Department Stores have sold the best of what Paris and France are famous for: fashion and perfume.

Their advantages are: central Paris location, large choice of top brands for quick shopping, tax refund, personal shopper, delivery to hotels and abroad.

Paris Department Stores district

The two most famous Paris Department Stores are on Boulevard Haussman, near Paris Opera Garnier.

The Galeries Lafayette, at number 40, and Printemps, at number 64, compete fiercely to attract rich parisian and international shoppers.

They sell large assortments of tableware, fashion, perfume, lingerie and jewelery and attract crowds of French and international shoppers.

Le Bon Marche Department Store

Le Bon Marche on Paris left bank is lesser known. Smaller and high end, very Parisian, it specializes in fashion. Le Bon Marche is the perfect Paris department store for quiet and trendy shopping.

Department Stores open Sunday

The only Paris Department Store open on Sunday is the new Printemps in the Louvre Museum Shopping Mall. The other Department Stores are open a few sundays before Christmas. Check before visiting.

BHV Marais Paris Department Store

BHV Marais is not as fancy and high end as the other Paris Department Stores. Traditionnaly the best hardware store in Paris, BHV Marais has good fashion, house decoration, kitchenware, tableware sections.

The main advantages of BHV Marais are its location near Notre Dame and Centre Pompidou, its moderate size for quick shopping and its mid range positionning.

See our French Department Store page for more detailed information on best Paris Department Stores.

Map of Paris Department Stores

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