Sunday, November 23, 2008

Paris Christmas Decor

The Christmas lights are up all over Paris, ready for the seasonal extravaganza. Sigh.

Marion Cotillard was the guest of honor for the crowd-pleasing hoopla of lighting the holiday lights on the Champs Elysées last Wednesday.

There's no debating the dazzle factor. The glittery, sparkling lights festooning the trees and streets do have a special magic. From one arrondissement to the next, they enliven the long darkness of wintry nights.

But, truth be told, I prefer the simpler, more old-fashioned touches of Noël à Paris, such as this display of ornaments I spotted last night in the window of an antiques shop on rue de Babylone in the 7e arrondissement.


Starman said...

The one time I was in Paris at Christmas time, I neglected to check out the Champs Elysées

lady jicky said...

I have never been to paris at Christmas but it must be beautiful.
I love that window!

Anne Marie said...

Polly, haven't responded often but I'm am an avid reader and fan of your wonderful blogs. So sorry to hear of your impending departure. But I look forward to more just the same. My son is in Paris for a semester abroad and he too is beginning his grieving at departing. I have vicariously taken a trip to my beloved Paris through the both of you. He just posted a wonderful blog that I thought I'd share with you
In anticipation of many more inspiring insights from you. AnneMarie

Starman said...

In spite of your impending departure,have a Happy Holiday!

As Seen Thru My Eyes said...

I am awarding you a French Award!

Here are the Rules for the Award, if you wish to play:
1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them

Anonymous said...

Polly --

I stumbled across your blog while searching for images of Paris at Christmas time for my own blog, I too am a confessed Francophile, although I've never had the opportunity to live in Paris.

Je suis tellement jaloux de votre expérience et de l'espoir de vivre dans Paris un jour!

I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog and look forward to reading more!

Bien amicalement,


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