A shopping trip to the BHV/Marais and the district’s small shops
Published on 10 May 2019, dans Fashion and Shopping
During your stay at the Hotel Marais Bastille, take advantage of the proximity of the small shops of the Marais and the BHV Marais department store and enjoy a successful shopping trip in this cutting-edge district!
BHV MARAIS; a luxury version of a bazaar where you can find just about anything
In the heart of the historic Marais district, a stone's throw from Notre-Dame Cathedral, is the BHV Marais department store, a must-see shopping destination with a 160-year history. The store’s core departments deal with home and hardware, tableware and culture, but there is so much more, too, including fashion and beauty, and BHV Marais remains the only lifestyle department store in Paris where such diversity is gathered under one iconic domed roof. This huge multi-specialist store boasts a wide selection of exclusive brands and fashionable designer items. Inspiring and creative, the BHV Marais has over 45,000 m2 of retail space and is known as the place where Parisians love to shop, so you know you’re in for an amazing shopping experience throughout its six storeys. It even offers DIY and cooking classes!
Here you’ll find the leading brands in women's and children's fashion while, just a few steps away, the BHV Marais Homme is the emporium of choice for fashion-conscious gentlemen. If all that shopping action leaves you in need of some replenishment, BHV Marais has that covered, too. A range of snacking and dining options give the weary shopper the opportunity for a well-deserved gourmet break, or perhaps a cocktail at Le Perchoir Marais, the famous BHV Marais rooftop terrace, which commands the most glorious views of the capital.
The Marais district; a fashion hotspot
The Marais is an avant-garde, cutting-edge district with a cultural, urban and distinguished high profile, having been repositioned in recent years as a hub for the big names in fashion. A whole host of national and international brands have set up shop in this area, and many of the streets have been made pedestrian-only, so you can enjoy strolling and browsing at your leisure. The boutiques of upcoming young fashion designers rub shopfronts with those of well-known brands such as Zadig & Voltaire, Barbara Bui and Matières à Réflexion in glorious and tempting profusion from the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois to the Place de la République. On the Rue Bretagne you’ll find a delightful selection of delicatessens, wine merchants, florists and booksellers. This quarter is also home to the Marché des Enfants Rouges, a legendary market and the oldest in Paris.
The Marais also includes an impressive number of perfume and cosmetics stores, including L'Oréal and Guerlain, as well as Chanel, which recently opened its first ever beauty boutique in the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois.
Located in an international tourist area, the shops of the Marais have permits to remain open every day, including Sundays, and sometimes until midnight.
Photo Credit : © Guilhem Vellut
Hotel Marais Bastille, a 3-star hotel a few steps from Place de la Bastille