Sunday, 3 August 2014

Le Bon Marché



  1. Le Bon Marché
  2. was the first department store in
  3. Paris
  4. built by Gustave  Eiffel in 1852.


My daughter and I spent a couple of hours
there on one of our day trips up to Paris.

It's established, feeling like it has been there forever
the best of everything is on display and available.

The urge to shop was strong...
however I was careful to keep my head
and not let my itchy fingers near my credit card!


The escalators in the centre
of the building were magnificent.
I can imagine children playing on them for hours
however store detectives would probably
curb that type of activity poste haste!

I was fascinated by the perfumery
and was clicking away with my camera
when an assistant came over and
told me cameras were not allowed.......

I bought a few little items for gifts to take home
from the grocery section - La Grande Épicerie

in the next building.


I'm joining Mary for Mosaic Monday

Take care of one another

Merci à bientôt




Shane 









36 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Shane, What a lovely store. The displays are so appealing. Wishing you a lovely week.

Donna said...

Oh, I would have gotten in trouble with picture taking too! What a magnificent building, especially the ceilings! Great photos, sweetie.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
It's always such a bummer when photos are NOT allowed... But is it TRUE? Or just a power abuse?
Mr. Eiffel knew about architecture! Two great Paris landmarks in his name and more...
Hugs,
Mariette

Mosaic Magpie said...

Oh that powder blue bag!!! What an elegant store, something that seems to be from a bygone era.
xo
Deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would be looking up and all around at the beauty of the building! Well....I still might have to look at those handbags a little closer. They are my weakness! I carry a small one....I better look again! heehee! Happy Sunday my friend! Hugs, Diane

Shirlee Fassell said...

It is an amazing place. I was so busy looking at the architecture . .. and the prices I never was tempted!

Madeline's Album said...

Wow what a beautiful store. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I suspect I could find a few goodies tugging at my bank account in there also. Thanks for the tour.

Mary said...

Don't you hate it when that happens - a French woman in a tiny antiques shop in Provence chased me away from her window when I tried to shoot a lampshade. I didn't even bother then to go inside - never know I might have bought several items but for her stupidity.

Love the pics you did get though - older Parisian department stores are always stunning……. architecture, amazing glass and ironwork, and decor so beautiful.

Hugs - Mary

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a must see when visiting Paris! Thanks for sharing your photos and visit.. Enjoy your week ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a must see when visiting Paris! Thanks for sharing your photos and visit.. Enjoy your week ahead!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Stunning! Love all of your photos!

I want that little blue purse! :)

therese said...

Coucou . C'est bien tu a vu de bien jolies choses mais tu a était raisonnable , bravo. Notre Capitale et une belle Ville. Je te souhaite une doux Mois d'Août .
Je t'embrasse de ma Sologne.
Therese

Poppy said...

Hi Shane,

Such colour lighting up the shelves of pretty products that tempt the pocketbook, as well as the senses, I'm sure! Thanks for sharing these bright and bold photos of one of Paris' historical gems!

Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Poppy

Angélica D said...

Que tienda más espectacular !! Hace poco estuve en París y realmente una ciudad espectacular

Raewyn said...

What fabulous photos - it looks like a very exciting place to visit - and shop at :-)

Pondside said...

I imagine that it must have been quite a challenge to hold back the credit card!

Createology said...

So lovely. I am entranced by architecture and was fortunate to visit Galleries Lafayette recently. Breathtakingly Beautiful...

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Looks like a lovely place to shop. Bravo to a woman who can control an itchy credit card finger. ;-)

Patricia said...

What a beautiful shop, and one I've never heard of. Is there anything in Paris which is not exquisite? Can't wait to explore it yet again. xxx

Linda said...

I would visit that department store just to see the details of the architecture, Shane. It looks like an amazing place to browse and window shop! Have a good week.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, what a beautiful store! The perfume displays are indeed heavenly! I could spend all day there, I think. Thank you for taking us along. Hugs xo Karen

Espresso said...

Paris,Paris :))

suziqu's thread works said...

I'd be happy just to look inside such an exciting and elegant store such as this Shane! My pockets would need to be bottomless to shop there!
Love and hugs,
Suzy

Diana Taylor said...

What beautiful photographs - I've been to Paris several times and can't believe I've never been in that store! It's a must for my next visit - thanks so much for sharing!

Shirley said...

Love the detail in the glass windows and the displays. I'll take the light blue purse on the left please.

Suzy said...

What fantastic photos...so glad you snapped them and that I had the pleasure of seeing them, such detail!

trishie said...

What an amazing store! And so good of you to resist buying up a storm.

Sarah said...

Ah, the Paris shopping experience. Can't wait to go again in the fall.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful indeed and thanks for all you share.

Love Jeanne♥

Marilyn said...

One day I would love to visit this department store for sure. Yes, we click until told not to click - smiling. I would have a difficult time resisting shopping.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a beautiful department store!

Donna said...

No cameras allowed? Wow! Glad of the photos you managed to take! It's a beautiful store!!
hughugs

Janice Petty said...

Gorgeous photos! Lovely,lovely blog!

Dagmar said...

What gorgeous Photos Shane, did not know the Bon Marche started in Paris. Xo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Awesome building. It amazes me that in this day and age photos are not allowed. I mean, I can understand in museums and such. But often stores think that their designs and layouts will be copied, but everything can be found online, so who do they think they are kidding? Besides, after being in business that long, I don't think they have anything to worry about. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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