BVH is a department store located opposite the town hall, a 15-minute walk from the Louvre. The wide variety of items offered will meet most of your needs. This large-scale department store is developing good-quality sales areas in the heart of the Marais, one of the most beautiful and typical districts of the capital.
Officially founded in 1856 by Xavier Ruel, the store was a hosiery counter and occupied a small facade on rue de Rivoli, which was then named "Bazar Napoleon" following a rather incredible event;
In 1866 the store took the name of Bazar de l’hôtel de ville.
When Xavier Ruel died, the store was taken over by his grandson who would undertake substantive construction works in 1913 and then expand his offer of fashion items.
Today, the "BHV Marais" covers 31000 m² plus a second 4000 m² building dedicated to men.
Today, BHV is the smallest of the Parisian department stores and the only one offering a real diversity of well stocked articles. Though BHV develops brand "corners" like its competitors, it stands out because its departments are not just a succession of spaces rented by brands and because it still retains a wide variety of offerings.
Indeed, like other Parisian department stores, BHV offers a fairly developed range of Home & Leisure items but the great specificity of this store is its DIY space, which is a unique concept in France, where you can find articles in bulk and a very strong sales advice service. If you are looking for the one piece you can't find anywhere else, why not try your luck.
Products distributed in the main store:
Products sold in the men's store: Everything for men; fragrances, leather goods, fashion, shoes...
The BHV is preparing the opening of an Eataly store over 4000 m², behind the BHV Marais which will be launched in the first quarter of 2019. The BHV has signed an operating agreement with this Italian concept of catering and food products. We will go into details later...
Nb: The "Rooftop" concept on the terraces of the store presented at the end of the video unfortunately no longer exists