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Christmas lights and window displays in Paris

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Christmas lights and window displays in Paris

Every year at this time, the Christmas lights in Paris are a major attraction for tourists and Parisians. Visitors come from all over the world to admire the streets of Paris decked out in magical colours for the festive season.

Luminous arches, multi-coloured bulbs, incandescent flames and sparkling projections of light splendidly deck out the avenues of the French capital.


1/ Take a sightseeing bus and enjoy the Christmas lights

The ‘Illuminations of Paris’ sightseeing coach tour, organized by Open Tour, is an invitation to discover, from 30 November 2018 to 6 January 2019 (except 24 and 31 December), Paris’s finest places and monuments illuminated at nightfall (Opéra Garnier, Champs-Élysées, place Vendôme, place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, the Louvre Museum and les Grands Magasins). Tour with commentary in 9 languages.



2/ Christmas window displays at the big department stores

In keeping with tradition, the facades of Parisian department stores (Printemps Haussmann, Galeries Lafayette, BHV MARAIS) are adorned with the most stunning festive decorations.


Christmas window displays: BHV Marais

Le BHV Marais - 52 rue de Rivoli, Paris


Christmas window displays at Galeries Lafayette :

Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann - 40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris



Christmas windows, at Printemps Haussmann department store :

Printemps Paris Haussmann - 64 boulevard Haussmann, Paris



Window displays at Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche - 24 rue de Sèvres, Paris

Christmas decorations, enchanting, poetic and utterly magical scenes in the windows of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche.


3/ Shining a light on species

Le Jardin des Plantes - Muséum national d'histoire naturelle - Place Valhubert, Paris. A one-of-a-kind exhibition at Paris’s natural history museum.


4/ Other places :

Christmas lights on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées :

Avenue des Champs-Élysées - De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde, Paris.


High-tech lights on Boulevard Haussmann :

Boulevard Haussmann - Boulevard Haussmann, Paris


Christmas lights on and around Place Vendôme :

Place Vendôme - Place Vendôme, Paris


Christmas lights at Bercy Village :

Bercy Village - Cour Saint-Émilion, Paris


Christmas lights in Saint Germain-des-Prés :

Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris


Christmas lights, avenue Montaigne :

Avenue Montaigne - Des Champs-Elysées à la place de l'Alma, Paris


Christmas lights at Forum des Halles :

Forum des Halles - 101 Porte Berger, Paris


Christmas lights, Faubourg Saint-Honoré :

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is decked out in chandelier lights by famous crystal maker Baccarat.


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