30/12/2017

LIFESTYLE | My Favourite Festive Spots in Paris


Noël, Noël...

To be honest with you, I don't think that Paris at Christmas is particularly enthralling. There isn't a particularly good Christmas Market, some areas are really lacking in lights and decorations, and there aren't definitely enough Christmas trees. However, every year I try to find the best Christmas spots to fuel my insatiable need of all this Christmassy and bright... And you bet I found them!

The Galeries Lafayette are the best place to start. Each year they come with a different theme for their displays, and place a massive Christmas tree under their famous dome. This year, you could find a big tree made out of balloons, with lots of individual balloons floating around in a musical number. Watching the balloons dance around almost made me feel like I were in Disneyland.


Outside, the windows of the shop are also an attraction in themselves. They are full of moving toys and puppets, and people flock from all over town to see them in action. If you want to beat the crowds of the end of December, make sure to visit at the beginning of the month.
If you want to check out one of their previous displays, check out their Christmas display of 2015!


Not too far from the Galeries Lafayette, you will find the Rue de la Paix (Peace Street). There, you will find the fanciest shops around, from Cartier to Bulgari. Follow the path of lights and Christmas trees that leads to the Place Vendôme. During the day, go and admire the beautiful windows of Chanel, Dior, Van Cleef & Arpels, and in the evening the Christmas trees shine as bright as ever.


Our final stop for this post is the beautiful Galerie Vivienne. Nestled in the 2nd arrondissement, this passage is, to me, the most beautiful in Paris. And at Christmas, it gets covered in shiny lights - and becomes more instagrammable than ever!


In the Galerie, you will find plenty of designer shops, a few cafés, a beautiful florist and a library that sells old books and postcards. It couldn't get more Parisian than that!


I know it's not Christmas anymore, but to me the Christmas spirit lives up until the New Year. Hopefully these pictures will make you as happy as it has made me to see these places and share them with you!

What was your favourite festive spot this year?
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21 comments:

  1. Your selection makes Paris look really christmassy. Heidelberg is the same, some beautiful decorated areas and others that are just plain.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. The art of showing the nice bits haha! Your town must look amazing too in the parts that are decorated :) xx

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  2. Such a gorgeous photo selection. These places look awesome! x

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  3. These spots sound really awesome to visit.
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    1. They are, I really recommend them for next Christmas! xx

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  4. Galeries Lafayette is is definitely one of my favourite places in Paris at Christmastime as well (although I've not seen it for about a decade!). Can you imagine is Paris did Christmas markets? It would be absolutely spectacular - especially if the Eiffel Tower was a backdrop for the stalls. Dreaaaaamy....

    ps. Galerie Vivienne. Oh. My. GOSH. Wow!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. You should go back next Christmas Gabrielle, the Galeries will probably look just as amazing next year! xx

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  5. OMG this looks incredible!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  6. Wow, the Galeries Lafayette looks amazing! Paris looks gorgeous at Christmas time, think i'll need to visit next year! x

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    1. Yes it's definitely a great time to go to Paris! xx

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  7. Ohhh wow, such incredible, beautiful displays and you capture them so beautifully! I live in a small town so we have cute little displays but nothing quite as grand as these, seeing them go after Christmas makes me so sad, I wish they would stay all winter :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

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    1. Sometimes the cutest places are the most special ones! xx

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  8. Amazing photos!
    Gros bisous

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  10. You look so chic - you fit right in in this beautiful city! I love Paris anytime of year, but this has made me want to book a Christmas trip already for 2018! I've never heard of the Galerie Vivienne but it's so pretty, thank you for sharing this special little corner of Paris!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

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    1. Thank you so much Sinéad! If you go to Paris go and check the Galerie Vivienne, no matter what time of year it is - it's a gorgeous place! xx

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  11. Wow, Galerie Vivienne is so beautiful! I love seeing Christmas lights in the winter! :)

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    1. It really is :D Christmas lights make places look so much better! xx

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