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Christmas in Paris 2017: Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette has the best Christmas tree ever this year. The massive tree extends from the lobby, soaring up the last floor of the Art Nouveau atrium up to the famous dome. It’s like the board game Candyland posted on a tree. There’s gobs of candy covering every square inch in purple, pink, lavender and blue mylar.

The windows feature a sweet love story this year, the fervent race between Pierre the pigeon and his love dove Coco, on the backdrop of a carnival fairground. Hot air balloons, Ferris Wheels, carousels, roller coasters, cotton candy, and lollipops embellish the windows along with glamorous fashions.

On the second floor of Galeries Lafayette, there’s 6-seat simulator with a VR roller coaster and ambisonic sound reproduction, the first of this kind of technology presented in France.

The Cube Bar on the rooftop is two glass igloos serving Champagne, drinks and light tapas, with breathtaking north and south views of Paris.

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Christmas in Paris 2017: Galeries Lafayette


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