markets, concerts, nativity scenes (creches), etc.
Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Bon Marché and BHV/Marais are open Sundays December 8, 15 and 22. If you want to give a Lego architecture gift, I found this on Bon Marché Lego Architecture: Eiffel Tower, Tower of Pisa, United Nations, Tower Bridge, Villa Savoye à Poissy (Le Corbusier) or the Imperial Hotel (Tokyo, Frank Lloyd-Wright).
What better way to kick off the holiday season, then with some holiday windows, lights, games, cartoons and a letter to Santa. The Champs-Elysées is illuminating Paris with an entirely new display along the boulevard called “Tree Rings”. The Christmas windows are lit at Galeries Lafayette in the theme of rock and roll. Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld are featured in Printemps’ windows with flight attendants, photographers and ballet dancers. Start planning your holiday sightseeing with Lots of Christmas in Paris, the Ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds, decorated streets and the festival/carnival at the Grand Palais. The list is long for holiday fun in Paris with holiday concerts and church services , nativity…
Have Fun for a Couple of Days with Kids at Christmas Traveling with four children at Christmas sounds challenging. One of my readers is doing that. So I offered the following suggestions. If you, my readers, have additional information, please share it with me and I will pass it on. First, visit my Colleen’s Paris Web site for a list of activities available all year round. Depending on the ages, the marionettes/guignols/puppets are sometimes in heated halls. Check the Web site for l’Officiel des spectacles and click on “enfants” for the latest activities. Use Google Translate for their Web site. Buy their weekly, small format magazine for 35 cents. I…
Generic, but amazingly cute Christmas decorations are everywhere in Paris stores. Wouldn’t it be fun, though, to have a souvenir Christmas decoration with a Paris theme? La Colomberie and Marché aux fleurs Cité are two places that always have a variety of Paris-themed ornaments during the holidays. La Colomberie (Christmas à Paris) is a bonus though. If you are in Paris outside the Christmas season, you can still buy a themed ornament or religious ornaments. At Marché aux fleurs Cité, Valerie Fleurs carries colorful key chains with Paris themes, ideal for hanging on a tree! Their Eiffel Tower key chains are a higher quality than those found at the souvenir stores.…