A walk through the department stores in Paris
There are 4 department stores in Paris: the Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV), the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, the Printemps Haussmann and Le Bon Marché. All these stores were created between 1838 and 1893, they are the last survivors of a certain golden age of commerce. They have managed to survive all the evolutions of commerce by relying heavily on luxury and tourism, most of the customers are tourists from all over the world who come to find a certain idea of France. In these commercial temples you can find all the major luxury brands. In recent years, catering has taken on an increasingly important role in these department stores. The visit can also be a fantastic culinary experience. Be careful there are always many people in the aisles the visit is exhausting.