The MidLife Adventuress

Seeking Breathless Wonder in the World

Christmas Windows at the Grand Department Stores in Paris

November 24th, 2013

Christmas is the biggest window licking season in Paris and the grande magasins put on a huge show

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 At dusk a visit to the department stores in the 9th arrondissement near the Opéra Granier on Blvd Hausmann,-the Galeries Lafeyette and Printemps 

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Le Bon Marche across the river in the left bank of Paris-Le Rive Gauche will get you in the holiday spirit.



Like New York City, Paris is famous for their Christmas windows which delight young and old alike.

IMG_0985First thing -get some hot chestnuts from the men on the sidewalk roasting them over coals in a barrel.

DSCF1903[1]Then get in with the crowd. Don’t try & fight the crowds-surrender to the sea of humanity buzzing with energy & go with the flow-from one window to the next eating your hot chestnuts and taking in the wonderland in the windows.

IMG_0991IMG_0999Then make your way across the street to take it all in.


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