On November 8th it was finally that time of the year again, Galeries Lafayette in Paris unveiled their Christmas tree. It’s no typical tree, but a very modern one. In the middle of the big and world-famous department store on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris you can find the metre-high tree. Of course also the outside of the several Galeries Lafayette buildings are beautifully decorated, such was the festive window displays. Paris is anyways a shoppers paradise, but the Galeries should be on your list of places to visit year-round. But especially in the christmas season. To enjoy the big Christmas Tree at Galeries Lafayette 2017 I went up to the third level, on the same level as a small but super busy Starbucks, for your orientation. On a sunday afternoon the store was so so busy, it was crazy. If you’re watching the Tree closely you should wait a bit until the spectacle begins. Dozens of balloons start dancing from the ceiling and with festive music in the background you simply forget the hustle and bustle of all the shoppers around you, at least for a few seconds.
Address Galeries Lafayette Paris
nect Metro-Station: Chaussée d’Antin La Fayette (Line 7 und 9)
Opening hours: monday – saturday: 9:30am – 8:30pm, sunday 11am – 7pm