Yes, he of that certain iconic metal structure fame !
We loved the black and white cutout decorations that adorned the store ...
... and the whimsical and creative window displays with their 3D pop up book effect.
Bon Marche has chosen the fabulous French actress, Catherine Deneuve, to be the face of their celebrations.
Deneuve, who turns 69 next week, has appeared in over 100 films in her long career and still exudes that relaxed sophistication and seemingly effortless style managed by so many French women ...
She has lived in the St Germain area for years and recently commented that the Left Bank symbolises relaxation, freedom and fantasy. You are able to go from Cafe de Flore to the Pantheon Cinema and buy a book on the way.
She also said she likes to buy her Christmas ornaments at Bon Marche each year.
Bon Marche is more intimate than the two better known department stores on the Right Bank and is worth a browse at the very least.
Don't forget to also visit its amazing food hall, la Grande Epicerie, just a few doors down rue de Sevres in the 7th arrondissement.
Galeries Lafayette is always crowded and somewhat chaotic in my opinion, but the tourists flock there
and the range is huge.
It also has this stunning glass domed ceiling which is definitely worth a look.
So, if you are in the mood for some serious shopping on your next trip to Paris, why not try all three and decide for yourself ...