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Christmas comes to Galeries Lafayette

Every year, the world famous department store Galeries Lafayette dons a festive Christmas attire. Stunning lights cover the facades of the store’s buildings creating a sparkling mosaic of colour.

On a cold November night in Paris, we braved icy fingers to marvel at the display and trip camera shutters bringing a taste of a Parisian Noël back home.

Inside the main store, a massive sapin de noel, a decorated Christmas tree rises towards the famous glass and steel dome.

Overhanging lights illuminate the exterior of the main store.

The window displays attract onlookers of all ages. Including this curious teddy bear with the cute tail. I wanted to take him home.

This year’s theme includes animated teddy bears in the kitchen, ginger bread men and a ginger bread house. Is the cutie in the hat a tribute to Michael Jackson?

These bears were busy cooking and baking at a frenetic pace. Maybe they should all come home and prepare my Christmas feast.

But one it was too much for one bear who just lay down asleep. And snored.

But the turkey was bouncing to the music.

Each window featured teddy bears dressed by a particular fashion designer. These wore Jean-Paul Gaultier outfits.

Papa Noël could bring me these killer heels but all I want for Christmas is the bear essential…

Joyeux Noël Paris!


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.