Clothing and perfumes of Parisian department stores aren’t the only things that attract the public. Their store windows along the busy avenues attract crowds of people each year including amused onlookers and truly impressed tourists. Although animated window displays are visible all year, it’s at Christmas that they really shine. Below, you’ll find the ones not to be missed.
The Galeries Lafayette animated window displays
Even though Christmas is still baby steps away, artisans and decorators are already working hard to create magical worlds in the Galeries Lafayette display windows. Bright, shimmering colours, beautifully dressed puppets, sparkling sequins and surprising animations: the result is always mind blowing. Snow filled dream worlds come to life each winter before the dazzling eyes of kids and grown-ups alike.
Printemps Haussmann animated window displays
The boulevard Haussmann road rapidly becomes jam-packed starting in November. Just a few steps away from the Galeries Lafayette window displays are those of the Printemps Haussmann, competing with creativity and enchantment. Bright and attractive, they look like they’re straight out of a fairy tale. During the Christmas period, the Boulevard Haussmann is packed with crowds of admirers who don’t know where to look first.
The BHV window displays
The BHV du Marais also displays its windows with its finest Christmas clothing every year. They call on light specialists to give even more magic to their settings. During the holidays, the BHV district is a little less agitated than the boulevard Haussmann. You can admire the lit up window displays with a little less agitation, then carry on strolling down the lovely dynamic streets of the Marais.
The Bon Marché Rive Gauche Animated window displays
The Bon Marché Rive Gauche shop windows also exhibit magical and enchanted worlds, but on a smaller level than that of the department stores shown above. And is just as much worth the visit: the atmosphere is calmer and authentic. You can wander around the windows and notice every little detail without feeling oppressed by all sides.
During the holidays, department store windows take us on a journey through our childhood fairy tales. To make the most of the city of lights, the Aloha receptionists point the way and guide you through your visits. Feel free to contact them!