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Xmas 2009 in Paris: the department stores’ Xmas window displays – Part 4 – Les Galeries Lafayette

Christmas 2017 in Paris

For our last article about the window displays of the big department stores, here are the animated toys of Galeries Lafayette…

photos : JasonW

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Xmas 2009 in Paris: the department stores’ Xmas window displays – Part 3 – Les Galeries Lafayette

Christmas 2017 in Paris

Today, a few images of the façade and window displays of  Galeries Lafayette. They promised us a ‘Delicious Xmas’, but we thought it lacked a little spice…

photos: JasonW

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Xmas 2009 in Paris: the department stores’ Xmas window displays – Part 2 – Le Printemps

Christmas 2017 in Paris

Our second article (of four), today featuring the mad animated toys in the Printemps windows! Here’s the film and the photos…

Vidéo by Le Journal des Vitrines, a cool blog (mainly) about Paris window displays.

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Xmas 2009 in Paris: the department stores’ Xmas window displays – Part 1 – Le Printemps

Christmas 2017 in Paris

For those of you who can’t make it to Paris this Xmas (has to be seen to be believed), we went down to the main department stores (at 11pm so as not to be crushed by shoppers or deafened by children) to take photos of their famous, traditional animated window displays. But does traditional mean cool or cruddy? You be the juge over the next few days with our photo reports. Here’s part 1 of 4…

Vidéo by Le Journal des Vitrines, a cool blog about the shop windows of Paris (and sometimes elsewhere).

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Xmas 2009 in Paris : Paris on Ice,
with giant (free!) outdoor skating rinks!

Christmas 2017 in Paris

So, goodbye tiny ice rink stuck out in the 13th arrondissement that no-one went to! This year Paris boasts just 2 outdoor rinks for the holiday period, so you’ll need to get down to Hôtel de Ville or Montparnasse if you want to try out your skating skills.

Here are all the details you’ll need for your Paris Holiday on Ice!

photo de lutilisateur Flickr Meg Zimbeck, utilisée sous licence cc

photo by Flickr user Meg Zimbeck, used under cc licence

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Xmas 2009 in Paris:
the Champs Élysées Christmas illuminations
from 23rd November 2009 – 15th January 2010

Christmas 2017 in Paris

Few things in the world are prettier than the Champs Élysées illuminated at Xmas time. This year, French actress/singer (and son of Serge) Charlotte Gainsbourg will be pressing the ‘ON’ button on Monday 23rd November à 6.30pm, and there’s something new about the lights this year…

Charlotte starts off with a smaller lighting project. Photo : Javier Vallhonrat, used under cc licence

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Xmas 2009 in Paris:
Jours de Fête funfair inside the Grand Palais
from 18th December 2009 – 1st January 2010

Christmas 2017 in Paris, Our favourite things

After a very successful first edition in 2005 (250,000 visitors!), the giant funfair Jours de Fête is back at the Grand Palais

photos : JasonW

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