Even the Christmas decorations are extremely artful in Paris.
The Galeries Lafaytette Paris has combined art, Christmas decor and environmental education in their display, which celebrates a polar winter to raise awareness of climate-change.
And I wasn’t sure why they had cable cars in an ice cave but like me and most art, I probably missed the point!
With this push for environmental awareness, what’s ironic, but hardly surprising, is the complete fail to discourage people from buying goods they neither need, want or maybe cannot afford. Consumerism is a huge a threat to our planet, but hey! It’s Christmas!
These kids were certainly enchanted.
The most universal symbol of Christmas here in Paris is without a doubt le sapin, the Christmas tree. Galeries Lafayette has a giant paper one beneath their stunning stain-glass dome.
Everywhere you look, there are trees…
…depicted in some shape or form.
Hung on the wall…
Or other edibles (I think!)
Fashioned from pallets…
Or just sticks…
Or just a triangle of fir branches will get the message across…
Multi-story ones made with lights…
Even Mc Donalds has a pretty nice tree display.
Le BHV Marais went with a ski theme. I’m not sure what their connection with Val d’Isere is, but I can’t fault their taste in ski resorts!
They have Santa Claus doing yoga on a ski lift.
But I don’t feel that the Santa’s are as well depicted as the Christmas trees – really, would you trust your kids with this guy?
And this Santa is just plain lewd!
Not sure what the weasel was supposed to represent! Is it a comment on the fashion industry in general?
And perhaps with all that Christmas window-shopping you’d like to have your lunch here?
2 replies to Christmas Displays in Paris
Oooo, what's in the Le Sapin pastry? For 6.20E it seems like it should contain gold! Beautiful photos. Love the tour.
You should see the price of the macaroons! It's pure cruelty to make these treats so expensive but it helps with the waistline!
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