29 November 2009

Paris Christmas Windows

I spent a long weekend in Paris last week - the second year in a row that I have visited Paris at this time of year. The city is fantastic at any time of the year, so much to see and do, so much history and culture....but it is especially beautiful in the pre-Christmas period. Why not wander along to see the famous Christmas windows at Galeries Lafayette, or walk the Champs Elysee to see the Christmas market or the trees hung with tiny white lights......

So, what better place to start than with a selection of the Christmas windows and decorations we saw on our travels.

This year the windows in Galeries Lafayette are full of gingerbread men, fabric food and bunny rabbits, whilst at Printemps the theme is very definitely Russian, matryoshka and Russian bears abounding....






The windows were filled with fibre food, beautiful clothes and wintery scenes....



The shops themselves were also beautiful....




Whilst inside the shops, the Christmas trees were monumental...


8 comments:

McGillicutty said...

Oh so lovely... thank you for sharing, I love Paris but never have been at this time of year!!!! Just beautiful!!!

painted fish studio said...

amazing. i cannot think of a better place to be before christmas! thanks for sharing!

lykkefanten said...

Paris in Christmas "clothes"... sounds (and looks) fantastic.
Love the snorkeling ginger bread man ;)

ibb said...

WOW! It is full of imagination and light.
Love Paris, but never been there in this time of the year.

jane said...

christmas time in paris... does it get any better? thanks for the tour. besos!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, it all looks so beautiful Di! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

jojo-caramel said...

:) and your photos of these Christmas windows are so beautiful !!! Magical !!! Clara loved the little rabbits in the champagne :) That was her favorite one :) She did not take any photo of that one, too busy to look at it ;) Have a good day :)

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I love the level of creativity and pure fantasy that goes into Christmas windows. It's such a rarefied niche, but I've always thought that in another lifetime that's what I'd choose to do!