Christmas in Paris: the essential store windows

We begin the month with a grand classic, the Christmas store windows.

Paris progressively lights up as well as shops and stores with their store windows.

Paris is also known for its famous store windows teeming with tourists who could not go to Paris at this time of the year without watching the most legendary of them.

Overview:

 

Paris, its retail stores, its illuminations

  • A FAIRY TALE FOR LAFAYETTE

 

This year (since 6 November) Galeries Lafayette opened their store windows dedicated to the tale of Beauty and the Beast, on the occasion of the upcoming release of the French film by Christophe Gans. 6 scenery of the film are shown, each more beautiful and magical than each other. And exclusivity, as the store windows will make your mouth water for the release of the next film, a video editing of 5 minutes revealing the first minutes of the film will be presented at the 4th floor of the store Haussmann.

Also, remember to come and admire the giant tree of 20 meters high, completely decorated this year by the brand Swatch. Every hour, enjoy a show on the dome, with its characters entering and leaving the scene of Christmas, a delight for the little ones

When?

“Once upon a time”, Christmas at Galeries Lafayette

Until 31 December 2013, the film can be watched until February 12, 2014

Hours: free access – Christmas tree and film can be watched from 9.30am to 8.00pm

Special opening on Sunday 8, 15 and 22 December from 10.30am to 8.00pm.

 

  • HAPPY OBSESSION AND FASHION FOR PRINTEMPS

 

For Spring this year, the creations are designed by Prada for a “Christmas, happy obsession.” This is Miuccia Prada herself who chose to honour 80 teddy bears, dressed with the colours of the brand and directed by Jean-Claude Dehix for 4 store windows. The bears are staged in fashion workshops, staring at a dress always in a skiing environment. The Prada’s checkerboards are also honored in store windows with intoxicating mirrors!

When?

Christmas store windows 2013 of the Printemps

Until January 4, 2014,

Free access

 

  • NATURALNESS AND GRAND CLASSIC FOR LE BON MARCHÉ

 

Let us walk towards the rive gauche to the next store windows, as le Bon Marché is also no exception to the rule.

On the occasion of its 160th anniversary, Le Bon Marché offers more conventional shopping. Known for its more contemporary and design mind, this year will be more traditional. Winter woodwork, Swiss Cuckoo for each store windows a theme around the time “surprises de temps”, the “temps du rêve”, “temps” for a moment… Dream, dream and dream again and grand classics for le Bon Marché.

When?

Christmas 2013 at Le Bon Marché rive gauche
Until 4 January 2014,

24 rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris

 

  • HONOUR TO THE GREAT CHEFS FOR BHV

 

Finally, BHV, which this year celebrates the Chefs. “The Christmas Chefs”. The store windows stage exceptional dinners in unusual places in the Marais, district of the department store. BHV has selected 3 Parisian chefs: Inaki Aispitarte, Bertrant Grébaut and Delphine Zametti to become the muses.

Very good point for BHV, which goes off from the traditional Christmas themes and honours his district and cuisine. Moreover, a real taste programming is provided in the BHV on this occasion: exceptional dinners under a bubble in terrace, animation around the cuisine or even a cuisine contest filmed!

When?

The Christmas window displays of the Chefs at BHV
Until 14 January 2014

Free access

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