Spending Christmas in Paris
Paris is known as the city of lights so it’s no surprise that every year each one of the arrondissements becomes illuminated by all of the most beautiful decorations for Christmas. In today’s post I will be sharing all of my favourite places to go to get into the Christmas spirit as well as the most stunning of decorations.
Every year Galeries Lafayette steals the show in terms of Christmas decorations. All along the Boulevard Haussmann you’ll find gorgeous lights and extravagant window displays alongside all of Paris’s most luxurious shops and shopping centres. In Galeries Lafayette you’ll find the opulent Christmas tree in the middle of the dome stands as an icon to the city each year.
This year, in 2019 for the first time ever, the shopping centre installed an ice rink on the rooftop where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Paris as well as iceskating for free.
If spending time out in the cold isn’t your thing, then visiting one of Paris’s covered passages is definitely a must. Galerie Vivienne is always decked out in warm fairy lights for Christmas and there are so many artisanal boutiques and restaurants to do some pre-Christmas shopping and dining in too.
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Every year in Paris Le Bon Marché has some of the most beautiful Christmas decorations in Paris. The architecture of this building for one thing is already spectacular but at Christmas time it takes on a whole new form when hundreds of Christmas trees are suspended from the ceiling all over the luxury shopping centre.
Le Village Royal
This year the Village Royal has been winning it in terms of decorations all throughout the year. During the summer they had a colourful overhead umbrella installation and now for Christmas they have some adorable installations with a giant teddy bear at each end of the shopping street! Does it get any cuter than that?
The Place Vendôme
I talked about the decorations here in my last post if you want to check that out and see more photos I’ll leave a link here.
The Place Vendôme is another luxury shopping area, located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Every year they decorate the entire square with glitzy Christmas trees to match the diamonds in the festive window displays. It definitely is a must-see in Paris, especially because it’s located so close to the Christmas market in the Jardin des Tuileries where you can grab some stocking fillers and warm up over a hot cup of vin chaud.
So that’s it for this post on the best Christmas decorations in Paris. I really hope you guys enjoyed it and I’ll see you very soon in our next post!