La Grande Epicerie de Paris
Welcome to the website of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. Before you visit the store, why not delve into its history, discover its various departments and services and arm yourself with other useful information to plan your trip?
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ABOUT USThe history of La Grande Epicerie de Paris
In 1852, Aristide Boucicaut invented modern shopping as we know it by creating the world's first department store, Le Bon Marché.
Together with his wife Marguerite, he transformed a simple stall into one single “department store” selling a vast range of items, and where customers could browse to their hearts’ content. The birth of Le Bon Marché heralded a whole new culture of commerce that included fixed prices, lower margins, home delivery, item exchange, mail order, promotional periods and sales, private concerts, a reading area and much more. This ground-breaking and revolutionary couple had come up with a commercial model that would soon be copied around the globe.
New premises at the corner of rue du Bac and rue de Sèvres would accommodate Le Bon Marché's "food counter" that opened in 1923, offering the finest teas and preserves, a first for a department store. Country-themed exhibitions and presentations were organised, with fresh produce being showcased to create a unique array. It wasn’t until 1978, however, that La Grande Epicerie de Paris was born, positioning itself as a genuine local supermarket for food aficionados on the Rive Gauche.
After the LVMH group took over Le Bon Marché, the latter adopted a new market positioning. It became a high-end, resolutely Parisian store that reflected a certain Rive Gauche vibe.
Since 1988, La Grande Epicerie de Paris, a subsidiary of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, has become one of the capital's leading food stores.
In 1999, following a complete revamp of its departments and the introduction of a new graphic identity, shopping at La Grande Epicerie de Paris gained a reputation as “an unmissable treat, an unadulterated delight and a unique experience”. A leading light in the world of Parisian gastronomy, it attracts people from all over the world in search of exceptional quality and taste.
La Grande Epicerie de Paris occupies an area just short of 3,000m2 and sells 30,000 gourmet products. La Grande Epicerie de Paris consists of four main departments: groceries, fresh produce, wines and the production kitchens.
As a purveyor of basic, traditional, rare and ultra-sophisticated items in their thousands, the Epicerie leaves quite an impression. Sourced from all four corners of the globe by a team with sharply honed skills, the range of foods on offer includes the world’s most flavoursome, original and inspiring items, available exclusively at La Grande Epicerie.
Choose from the best of the season’s offerings in fruits and vegetables, seafood, meats and cheeses. This department gives artisan producers an opportunity to share their love of good food with gourmet enthusiasts.
The wine cellar
The wine cellar at La Grande Epicerie de Paris showcases the efforts of the most highly regarded chateaus in France as well as producers as exclusive as they are talented. The department offers a fine selection of champagnes, wines and spirits, with further hidden treasures in the vaults for the more devoted connoisseurs.
Out of the production kitchens comes the best produce from the artisans working behind the scenes at La Grande Epicerie de Paris. Continuously expanding and updating their ranges, they prepare a selection of breads and Viennese pastries, brightly coloured patisseries and gourmet dishes.
La Grande Epicerie de Paris offers a range of personalised services designed to make your shopping experience more enjoyable, including made-to-measure gifts, taxi reservations and valet parking. Our teams are on hand to ensure that your visit to La Grande Epicerie de Paris is a unique and special experience.VAT refunds
Persons resident outside the European Union for more than 6 months every year are issued a 12% refund. To qualify for a VAT refund, you must:
- Spend a minimum of €175.01 per day in the wines department at La Grande Epicerie de Paris;
- Produce your passport and till receipts at the tax refund desk on the day of purchase.
In addition to our existing refund methods, we can now offer cash refunds issued directly by the store on the day of purchase.
VAT refunds desk, 3rd floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Tel: + 33(0) 1 44 39 57 65
You can buy and sell Euros and foreign currencies at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche and La Grande Epicerie de Paris.
We deal with the following currencies: Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singaporean and American dollars / Brazilian real / Pounds sterling / Russian roubles / Japanese yen / Chinese yuan / UAE dirham / Swiss francs / South-African rand / Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Czech Republic krona / Hungarian forint / Thai baht.
Bureau de Change, 3rd floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Tel: + 33 (0) 1 42 22 52 07
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Post: La Grande Epicerie de Paris
38, rue de Sèvres
75 007 Paris
La Grande Epicerie de Paris is open from Monday to Saturday between 8.30am and 9pm.
By underground: lines 10 and 12 – Sèvres Babylone station
By bus: service numbers 39, 63, 68, 70, 83, 84, 87 and 94
Velib' (self-service bike system)