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Windows displays at the big department stores

As is the custom at Christmas time, the facades of the big department stores are decked out with the most magnificent decorations.

Their Christmas window displays showcase top seasonal retail goods, animated characters and objects, magical scenes, interactive worlds

Enchanting universes, devised and created by gifted artists and designers, are still a source of wonder for both children and grown-ups.

‘The 2013 edition promises to delight more than a few!’

It’s fairy-tale time at Galeries Lafayette with ‘Once upon a time there was Christmas … before the twelve strokes of midnight’. Five of its windows on rue de la Chaussée d'Antin are decorated with scenes inspired by the new film Beauty and the Beast by Christophe Gans starring Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux. The enormous Christmas tree under the cupola will be animated on the stroke of the hour (marked by the watch company Swatch) with small theatre sets and music.

With ‘Joyful Obsession by Prada’, the Printemps Haussmann department store puts the spotlight on the Maison Prada. Together they recreate the magic of Christmas through rich bright and colourful scenes and the couture house’s creative world. Father Christmas’s sleigh, guided by reindeers, glides along the facade of Printemps under a shower of stars and snowflakes.

At BHV Marais, the seasonal theme is all about delicious things to eat with ‘Chefs Christmas’. It highlights culinary arts via a pop-up restaurant, recipe creation workshops and window displays that show spectators dinners in unusual places in the Marais.

‘It is Christmas time!’ at Bon Marché. This year, shop windows have evocative titles ‘Time of Dreams’, ‘Time standing still’, ‘Time of surprises’, and ‘An instant in time’. An enchanted forest with shimmering colours filled with metronomes, egg timers and animated cuckoos sets the scene for elegant gifts, unusual accessories with precious jewellery, fine food, leather goods and cosmetics.

Just choose your favourite theme or why not go on a Christmas window shopping tour of Paris!

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Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays 2013 in Paris

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Windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

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Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

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Christmas windows displays, Le Bon Marché Paris © Le Bon Marché

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Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

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Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

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Christmas windows displays © BHV Marais

Christmas windows displays

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Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

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Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

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Christmas windows displays in Printemps © Printemps

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Christmas windows displays, Le Bon Marché Paris © Le Bon Marché

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Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

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Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

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Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays © Printemps

Christmas windows displays

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Christmas windows displays, Le Bon Marché Paris © Le Bon Marché

Christmas windows displays

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Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays © Printemps

Christmas windows displays

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Christmas windows displays © BHV Marais

Christmas windows displays

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Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

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Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

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Christmas windows displays 2013 in Paris

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© Le Bon Marché

Christmas windows displays, Le Bon Marché Paris © Le Bon Marché

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© BHV Marais

Christmas windows displays © BHV Marais

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© Printemps

Christmas windows displays in Printemps © Printemps

Christmas windows displays

© Le Bon Marché

Christmas windows displays, Le Bon Marché Paris © Le Bon Marché

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Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© Printemps

Christmas windows displays © Printemps

Christmas windows displays

© Le Bon Marché

Christmas windows displays, Le Bon Marché Paris © Le Bon Marché

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© Printemps

Christmas windows displays © Printemps

Christmas windows displays

© BHV Marais

Christmas windows displays © BHV Marais

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays

© OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Christmas windows displays in Printemps, Paris © OTCP - Thibaud Fouassier

Galeries lafayette - ‘Once upon a time there was Christmas … before the twelve strokes of midnight
From 6 November 2013 to 2 January 2014
40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9th - Metro Chaussée d'Antin
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Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche - ‘It is Christmas time!
From 9 November 2013 to 4 January 2014
24 rue de Sèvres, Paris 7th - Metro Sèvres - Babylone

BHV Marais - ‘Chefs Christmas
From 13 November 2013 to 2 January 2014
52 rue de Rivoli, Paris 4th - Metro Hôtel de Ville

Printemps Haussmann - ‘Joyful Obsession by Prada
From 14 November 2013 to 4 January 2014
64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9th - Metro Chaussée d'Antin

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