And, if you are looking for design ideas or a unique gift to bring back home, visit the department store's Galerie Imaginaire.
Galerie Imaginaire (on the store's top level) is a dreamy and modern space with metallic gold floors and white fixtures--the perfect backdrop for the exciting mix of inventory.
The department is entirely devoted to fine French ceramics, accessories, paper, and over the top decorative objects.
It's an eclectic grouping of items ranging from white French tabletop, modern vases and bowls to lighthearted balloon-like wall hangings and decoupage plates.
Prices are high, but it's so refreshing to see innovative design that you will not find in most stores. Even if you are on a budget, the window-shopping is an experience. Another good reason to visit: the store is decorated for the holiday season.
- Le Bon Marché was the first fine department store in Paris.
- The building was designed by Gustave Eiffel.
- Top designer labels, cosmetics, furniture, bedding, bath, home decor, books, food, and accessories.
- Located at 24 Rue de Sèvres in the 7th Arrondissement.
- Metro: Line 10; Sèvres-Babylone.
- The Galerie Imaginaire is located on the top floor. The floor also has a wonderful bookstore, modern-style furniture department, and bedding area.
- The map below should help you get there.