Souvenirs Rive Gauche

Souvenirs Rive Gauche : the exhibition

This summer, rediscover the Le Bon Marché Collection during the "Souvenirs Rive Gauche" (Souvenirs of the Left Bank) exhibition. Created to celebrate the store's long history, this collection is a tribute to the heritage of Le Bon Marché. With tote bags, pouches, mugs, notebooks and more, let yourself be tempted by our accessories and leave with an elegant souvenir of your time on the Left Bank.

JUL 13 - AUG 27, 2017

Relive Le Bon Marché's 160th birthday

Creativity at Le Bon Marché

The Left Bank, the teeming intellectual life of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the artistic effervescence of Montparnasse, the lively student atmosphere of the Latin Quarter... and the avant-gardism of Le Bon Marché!

For over 160 years, this pioneering department store has brought the uniqueness of the Left Bank spirit alive inside its walls, provoking an "explosion of the senses", as its founders Aristide and Marguerite Boucicaut intended. Suffused with the creative vitality of the Left Bank, Le Bon Marché is an integral part of the Parisian experience for visitors from around the world.

Over the decades, the emblematic building on 24 rue de Sèvres, designed by the architect Louis-Charles Boileau and the engineer Gustave Eiffel, has become inseparable from the very unique identity of Le Bon Marché.

Le Bon Marché Collection was created to pay tribute to this inestimable heritage, drawing inspiration from the architecture and archives of the store. The motifs of the Art Deco glass roofs, the iconic central escalator, the ever-recognisable façades and even old advertisements feature on a collection of small, elegant, colourful and practical day-to-day objects, each of which tells the over one-hundred-year story of this Parisian monument.

Visit the Souvenirs Rive Gauche exhibition from 13 July to 27 August on the Ground Floor of Le Bon Marché.