December 22, 2014

Left Bank Luxury at Le Bon Marché

Saturday afternoon we stepped out for a stroll, and found ourselves at Le Bon Marché, one of Paris’ oldest and loveliest department stores. As one can imagine, the weekend before Christmas was a bit more than “busy”, and navigating the crowds was a true adventure, not for the faint of heart.

We quickly took in the holiday decorations in the main store before heading over to La Grande Épicerie, one of my favorite food halls, right up there with Lafayette Gourmet.

Holiday decorations at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Paris

Throngs of customers pushed by with full baskets and stood in winding lines to procure the finest foie gras, oysters and caviar for their end of year feasts. Holiday sweets from around the world took center stage throughout the aisles, and bûches de Noël sat festively behind the bakery’s glass cases.

Cave à vin at La Grande Epicerie de Paris

Food counter at La Grande Epicerie de Paris

Produce truck at La Grande Epicerie de Paris

Bûches de Noël at La Grande Epicerie de Paris

Giant panettone at La Grande Epicerie de Paris

It’s always a pleasure to discover Le Bon Marché and Le Grand Épicerie's unique goods and specialty items, however if you’re looking to peruse leisurely, weekend and pre-holiday visits are to be avoided!

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
24, rue de Sèvres
75007 Paris

La Grande Épicerie de Paris
38, rue de Sèvres
75007 Paris 

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