Shop Windows of Paris Galeries Lafayette at Christmas

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Guest Blogs

christmas-tree-galeries-lafayette-2016

One of the most colourful times of the year in Paris is the Christmas holiday season in Paris. The French capital is transformed into a Christmas wonderland. It becomes a magical fairy tale city, all decked out in holiday sparkle – just waiting to enchant visitors, children and Parisians alike. From the glittering lights along Champs-Elysées to the festive Christmas markets around the city, the city shimmers.  The fragrance of gingerbread and mulled wine wafting through the air and the patisserie windows are adorned with the most glorious holiday treats – from decorative macarons to the traditional bûche de Noël.

Galeries Lafayette Christmas Display

Our one must-see is always the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann department store. Every year the decorative theme changes and in 2016 the displays  aredesigned with exquisite paper artistry, all staged beneath the majestic art nouveau stained-glass dome. Galeries Lafayette is a winter wonderland!

window-of-galeries-lafayette-2016-christmas

Galeries Lafayette 2016 theme is An Amazing Arctic Christmas. It specifically features remarkable design and innovation, with the first ever fine, hand-cut paper Christmas tree. This ehtereal looking tree is handcrafted in the same style as the animated Christmas window displays of the store on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris, France. The Amazing Arctic Christmas is part fun, frolic and fairy tale with a subtle nod to the environment; bringing awareness to the disappearing Arctic polar ice caps.

galeries-lafayette-christmas-decorations-2016

Designed and created by Lorenzo Papace a French artistic director, producer and composer. Over the years, Papace has specialized in the delicate art of paper shaping. His unique artwork is found in displays, stop motion and photography.

To bring Lorenzo Papace’s paper artworks to life for its Amazing Arctic Christmas, Galeries Lafayette called on the Creative Papers and Graphic Papers divisions of Arjowiggins, an Anglo-French fine paper supplier. They’ve been making fine papers for the most demanding creative requirements and techniques since 1770. This year they’ve really pushed the paper boat out.

More Christmas deliciousness in The Good Life France Magazine Winter 2016 – completely free to read online, download and subscribe

Related Articles

A Pilgrimage To The Somme For British Family

Some 20 years ago, after their mother died, brothers Roger and Doug Goodman from England, gained possession of 72 letters written in 1916 from the trenches of WW1 by their uncle Alec Reader to his mother – their grandmother. He was killed, aged 17, during the Battle for High Wood on The Somme.  He had […]

Continue Reading

Le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval a French castle made from pebbles

Having visited many of the most loved and stunning French attractions over the years, my husband and I are always on the lookout for undiscovered, out of the way places, depending on our route.  By renting a car, navigating small roads and having a flexible itinerary, we allow for an easier access to unknown places. […]

Continue Reading

Make the most of the Alsace Wine Route

The Alsace Wine Route The region of Alsace, in the northeast of France, has a reputation to uphold. It’s funny how you never tend to spend much time traveling in your own region, so as a resident of Alsace, I decided to spend a day exploring the Alsace Wine Route. Among the French community, this […]

Continue Reading

Father Christmas’ mean French assistant!

I hope you were all more nice than naughty this year and that you will receive lots of lovely holiday gifts. Handing out presents to good little girls and boys is what Saint Nicholas does best, but what about those kiddies who couldn’t quite manage to be good? Misbehaving children in Europe have to be […]

Continue Reading

A Different View of Paris from river boats on the Seine

When you take a river boat tour in Paris you find yourself looking up at buildings rather than directly at them. My boat tour took me between the French Statue of Liberty in the west to  the Jardin des Plantes in the east. There were nine stopping off points with landing stages during a complete […]

Continue Reading

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed

Comments are closed.

Top