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Paris Department Stores. The top 4.
Le Bon Marche Paris

The Paris department stores are famous shopping venues. Le Printemps, Galeries Lafayette, Le BHV Marais, Le Bon Marche attract shoppers from all over the world looking for fashion, perfume, tableware and wine. Best shopping in Paris.

Shopping at Paris department stores

Founded in the late 19th century, they have always sold the best of what the city and France are famous for: high end French fashion brands, lingerie, jewelery, French perfume brands and tableware. The best brands are sold there.

The key advantages of department stores are central location, large choice of top brands for quick shopping, tax refund, personal shopper, delivery to hotels and abroad.

The department stores now compete with the shopping malls in and around the city as largest stores in Paris.

Department stores open Sunday

Since early 2017, department stores are regularly open on Sunday, facilitating shopping weekends. This holds for Le Printemps Haussman, Galeries Lafayette, Le Bon Marché and Le BHV Marais. Check opening times before visiting.

La Cave in Galeries Lafayette
La Cave in Galeries Lafayette

Paris department stores district

The two most famous department stores are on Boulevard Haussman, near Opera Garnier, not very far from Louvre.

Galeries Lafayette at 40, Boulevard Haussman, and Le Printemps, at 64 Boulevard Haussman, compete head to head to attract high-end customers from all over the world. International customers now represent 40% of their sales.

Galeries Lafayette stands out with its first class La Cave wine store and its exclusive Bordeaux wine assortment.

Le Bon Marche
Le Bon Marche is in the left bank

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette are specialized in French fashion and French perfume brands. They boast a first class La Cave wine store with exclusive Bordeaux wine assortment. The 7th floor terrace has a spectacular view over the city. There are nice Fashion show on Friday at 3pm. Locate Galeries Lafayette on Paris map.

40, boulevard Haussman
Paris 75009 France

Paris metro: Chaussee d'Antin, line 9. Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 8.30pm. Sunday 11am to 7pm.

French Department Store: Galeries Lafayette, Paris
French Department Stores: Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Le Printemps

Founded in 1865, the famous Printemps store focuses on beauty, lifestyle, fashion, accessories, and men's wear. Le Printemps shop windows at Christmas time are spectacular.

There is a second much smaller Le Printemps department store in Le Louvre Museum shopping gallery.

64, boulevard Haussman
Paris 75009 France

Locate Le Printemps on the map. Paris metro: Havre-Caumartin station, line 9. Open Monday to Saturday 9.35am to 8pm (Thursday 8.45pm). Sunday: 11am to 7pm.

French Department Stores: Le Printemps, Paris
French Department Stores: Le Printemps, Paris

Le BHV Marais

Le BHV Marais is not as fancy and high end as the other department stores. Traditionnaly the best hardware store in town, Le BHV Marais has good fashion, house decoration, kitchenware, tableware departments. The advantages of Le BHV Marais are its location, its mid range positionning and its moderate size for quick shopping. Le Marais is the heart of trendy French fashion. Find there a myriad of stores from innovative brands you will find nowhere else. Rue des Rosiers and rue des Francs Bourgeois are the heart of Le Marais shopping district.

52, rue de Rivoli
Paris 75004 France

Locate Le BHV Marais Department Store on the map.
Paris metro: Hotel de Ville, line 1. Open Monday to Sunday 10am to 8pm. Sunday 11am to 7pm.

Le BHV Marais
Le BHV Marais Department Store

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

The lesser known Bon Marche, also called now 24 Sèvres, is close to Hermes and other top fashion stores in Rue de Sevres. Smaller and high end, very Parisian, it specializes in fashion. The perfect department store for quiet and trendy shopping. Next door, La Grande Epicerie, 38 rue de Sèvres, is one of the best delicatessen stores in town. Locate Le Bon Marche on the map.

24, rue de Sèvres
Paris 75007 France

Paris metro: Sevres Babylone, line 10, 12. Open Monday to Sunday 10am to 8pm.

Le Bon Marche French Department Store, Paris
French Department Stores: Le Bon Marche, Paris

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