The best Christmas windows 2023 in Paris

The best Christmas windows 2023 in Paris

December 1st, 2023

The Christmas tradition in Paris involves the Christmas markets, the illuminations, but also the decorations in the windows of department stores. Between magical decors and magnificent sketches, discover the most beautiful Christmas 2023 windows in Paris .

The Christmas of my Dreams, at Galeries Lafayette

Like every year, the department store on Boulevard Haussmann, in the 9th arrondissement, puts on its lights to celebrate Christmas with magic and enchantment. In 2023, Atelier Bournillat and fashion designer Charles de Vilmorin took care of decorating the windows of Galeries Lafayette Haussmann . We discover a pretty scene of a little girl and a magic paintbrush who travel to meet their dreams, in a wonderful imaginary land . Passers-by then admire a real initiatory journey through around ten scenes where every detail is designed to put stars in their eyes.

Inside the store, we do not deviate from the tradition established since 1976, and under the Art Nouveau dome of the establishment, we find a huge Christmas tree more than 15 meters high , which we can admire from all floors.

Dates: November 15 to December 31, 2023.

Christmas made of paper, at Printemps Haussmann

Another must-see address among the Paris Department Stores , Printemps Haussmann also pulls out all the stops to amaze passers-by. This year, a Christmas story is being presented in the windows of this store. Inaugurated by Catherine Deneuve, the numerous paintings feature little winged messengers, colorful and sparkling, who carry letters of greetings from around the world to owls. At the end of this lovely magical journey, all wishes come true.

The staging revolves around paper, a material used for all the decorations, and the project is not limited to the windows. In the Atrium, the immense paper tree stands out for its elegance, as does the large paper library 11 meters high. In total, nearly 170,000 paper decoration elements, 95 animated characters, 170 trees and 3.4 km of light garlands are ready to put stars in your eyes.

Dates: November 9, 2023 to January 1, 2024.

A Christmas in the forest, at BHV Marais

As the holidays approach, the other districts of Paris also dress in their finest attire, particularly in the 4th arrondissement, at BHV Marais. Opposite the Town Hall, the department store also attracts many lovers of Christmas celebrations and magical decorations. This year 2023 is no exception, the windows and illuminated facades promise to be magical, with a staging on the theme of the enchanted forest . Between breathtaking fir trees with shimmering branches and mischievous forest animals, the BHV decorations will immerse you in the blink of an eye in the magic of Christmas .

Dates: November 8 to December 31, 2023.

A gourmet Samaritan Christmas

On the Samaritaine side , in rue du la Monnaie (1st arrondissement), the Christmas celebrations are planned under the theme of gluttony . To imagine the beautiful decorations of the new windows of this Parisian store, the creators were inspired by the world of Willy Wonka , on the occasion of the release of the film Wonka in the cinema. In partnership with Warner Bros, artists Thomas Liu Le Lann and Gab Bois have imagined colorful and delicious installations, based on giant lollipops , generous fir trees and trays of sweets.

The originality this year is the huge Advent calendar installed on the railings of the Atrium, which offers surprises every day to customers, to help them wait until Christmas.

Dates: November 8, 2023 to January 9, 2024.

Christmas in all its splendor, at Le Bon Marché

Let’s finish our tour of the most beautiful windows in Paris for Christmas in the 7th arrondissement, at Bon Marché Rive Gauche . This year, 4 paintings are literally invaded by teddy bears . Throughout the productions, we see them having fun, partying and enjoying themselves in different atmospheres, from the vegetable garden to the bakery.

Inside the department store, the magic of Christmas also operates thanks to the 4 magnificent trees decorated with baubles and light garlands . Distributed on the different floors, these trees appear in varied atmospheres, distilling the Christmas spirit with generosity.

And to end the festivities in style, the Le Roux circus is coming to Bon Marché on December 31 at 7:15 p.m. for the magical show “ Entre Chiens et Louves ”.

Dates: November 10 to December 31, 2023.

Cadet residence: your hotel a stone’s throw from the Paris Department Stores

Located in the 9th arrondissement, the Cadet residence is the ideal hotel for not missing any of the most beautiful Christmas window displays in Paris. Rue Cadet immerses you in the Christmas atmosphere as soon as you arrive, while the Department Stores await you, less than 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

You will then stay in a comfortable apartment hotel , offering you great freedom to visit Paris and experience your Christmas celebrations as you wish. With family or friends, the Cadet Résidence guarantees you a magical stay in the heart of Paris.

Take advantage of a few days of vacation to come and experience the magic of Christmas in Paris through the sublime windows of Parisian department stores . The Cadet residence is then the ideal place for a magical family stay.

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