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Cultural visits at Le Bon Marché

Culture | 26th, January 2022

Discover Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche’s art and design collections, as well as its architectural history on special guided tours.


Ever since it was established in 1852, Le Bon Marché has placed significant emphasis on art and culture.


Every fourth Sunday of the month, we run three types of guided tours. Discover the architectural history of Le Bon Marché and La Grande Épicerie (2.30 pm to 3.30 pm). Discover the contemporary art collection via a selection of works with informative commentary (4 pm to 5 pm) or Art Deco furniture, (5.30 pm to 6.30 pm).


Next availability: Sunday 30th January!

The architectural tour

The tour focusing on our brands’ architectural history presents the architectural evolution of the "Au Bon Marché" store from 1852, as well as La Grande Épicerie which opened in 1923, up to the present day.


Discover the decorative details that remain symbolic of the rich history of the buildings designed by Aristide and Marguerite Boucicaut: skylights, façades, mosaics and mouldings all have secrets to reveal!


The famous escalator designed by Andrée Putman was installed at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in 1990.
©Archives Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Today, designers may modernise our interiors, but they remain faithful to the heritage of what are now considered iconic department store buildings.


Next available tour: Sunday 30th January, 2.30pm to 3.30pm.


Sign for a tour


Meet at the entrance on the corner of Rue de Sèvres and Rue du Bac.


Stylistic comparison of the façades of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche and La Grande Épicerie de Paris
©Archives Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Figurative or abstract art? A unique tour of the contemporary art collection at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche.

The contemporary art collection, started in 1989, comprises over 60 pieces of art. Everything from painting to photographs, drawings and sculptures can be found on every floor of the store.


See the collection of contemporary art at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in a new light. Iconic works dating from 1990 – 2000 and displayed throughout the store will help you learn how to identify the compositions and techniques used and the switch from figurative to abstract in certain contemporary creations.


César, Poule à Ailettes (The Winged Hen), 1980
©Julien Bourgeois, 2018

For 30 years, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche has been supporting art and culture through the acquisition of contemporary artworks by established and emerging artists, most of them French.
Now, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is offering tours tracing the evolution of contemporary art.


Next available tour: Sunday 30 January, 4pm to 5pm.


Sign for a tour


Meet at the entrance on the corner of Rue de Sèvres and Rue du Bac.


Marc Desgrandchamps, Untitled, 2003, Triptych
Pierre Paulin, Osaka couch, 2017
©Julien Bourgeois, 2018

Take a unique tour of the Art Deco furniture collection at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche and learn about the techniques and materials used to make them.

In exploring the collection at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche and around 20 pieces of Art Deco furniture produced between the 1950s and the present day, we pay particular attention to the design practices, materials and technical characteristics used by the great decorators and designers of the 20th century.


Sign for a tour


Pierre Paulin, Chairs and ottoman "Orange Slice", 2017 et italian style chandelier, circa 1970
©Julien Bourgeois, 2018

Since 2012, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche has supported art and culture through the acquisition of pieces that have marked the history of design. Each piece of furniture has been carefully selected for its original design, unique history, quality materials and beautiful shape. Displayed in different parts of the store, the Art Deco furniture collection at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche includes some 100 pieces dating from 1930 to 2017.


Angelo Mangiarotti, Oval Table, circa 1979
©Julien Bourgeois, 2018