Le Bon Marché is a large department store, actually two next to each other, with very much upscale clothing, parfums and jewelry. The food section also holds an uncomfortable place between (too) fancy products and special import with a straigh on supermarket. You see this more in the world and as typically is the case, Le Bon Marché is full of tourists and tourist prices. Paris is expensive, but this place even more so. But how about beer? Well... it sucks. Not only is the beer secial tiny, just a small corner, it offers some small French producers who are far from the best, some off international pilsners and obscure but not particularily good or rare stuff in general. Styles varied from pils to belgian ale. Oh and one Pale Ale that Parisian brand Gallia just started producing. It is clear, then, they do not care a single bit about beer here, as they do seem to care about fresh produce, cheese and wine and even more so cookies and such. But the high prices next to the boring selection makes this a hard to recommend stop if your beery time is limited in Paris. You will find some ticks though. Especially if you also tick cider.
cagou007 (48) , France | February 11, 2013| Updated November 18, 2014
Really a very nice place : the oldest "Grand Magasin" (department store) of Paris in an historical bulding. A lot of food from all around the world, fine products, great wines... And also many beers from France, Belgium and different countries. French selection is quite OK (even if bad Parisian beers are over-represented), Belgian classics are there and also some exotic (but basic) beers. It’s also good to know that this is a really posh place with (really) expensive prices !
hoju777 (14) , France | April 22, 2012| Updated April 28, 2012
A fancy supermarket with lots of stuff, and a few bottles of beer. An ok selection of beer. If you’re here getting fancy groceries, why not get some beer? They have 2 shelves of not so rare but nice beers. (For reference, the whiskey section is twice the size of the beer section, and the wine section is at least 50 times the size of the beer section.) So it’s definitely not brewberry, but they also have iberico ham and pommes dauphine which go great with beer, of course. Oh and you can also buy dried chipotle chilie peppers there for making Mexican food. It might be the only place in Paris.
An impressing and expensive supermarket (500 g of meat cost the same as 5 kg in Canada...OK, I’m sure the cow had a name like Blanchette but come on!). Still, impressive. Better beer selection than Lafayette, similar prices, some more obscure beers. Not bad.
jaghana (49) Strasbourg (Alsace), France | September 28, 2010
There is several nice beers, for french products its nice as we can find rare products. But for Belgian or German beer the price are more than the double of usual price which is bad. Anyway a good place to go to find unknown stuff.
Funnily enough I hadn’t passed through this place until yesterday. It’s a high-end supermarket with plenty of imports from the world around - if you’re living in Paris this is a good spot to find something from your home country that might be tough to find. The beer section is at the back, and there is a good selection of French microbrews, mainstream English ales, Belgians, and of course caseloads of the usual macros. It’s worth a stop in Paris if you are having trouble finding some French beers, which is often troublesome as they pop up and disappear at a moment’s notice.
Hard to rate it really high. It stood in when others failed. They have a decent French beer selection, including several ok beers that are hard to find elsewhere. Worth a stop, though the prices on French micros are silly high.
A good, though not extremely numerous, selection of beers. Could be 20+ I’ve not rated. Certainly many more than 40 bottles. Relatively uncommon French beers. Several des 2 Caps. Worth going out of your way to see the selection.