Christmas journey in Paris – the best Instagram spots

During Christmas, Paris really become a fairytale and I love enjoying the holiday season in the City of Lights! That’s why I’m putting here my favorite photography locations in Paris during Christmas. If you’re planning to visit the French capital soon, make sure to keep this guide with you while visiting !

Galeries Lafayette

Each year, Galleries Lafayette does everything to make the holiday season unforgettable, inviting us to dig into the warm feelings of Christmas. This is why this legendary Parisian department store is always the first place I go to, when Christmas season is here.

The first thing that you usually notice is the fabulous window displays. They are each year different but both parents and children are queuing on all side to take a closer look at the fascinating installations.

Then you pass through the front doors and a smile spreads on your face: in front of you right in the center of the Galleries, under the famous blue stained-glass dome, rises the biggest and most beautiful Christmas tree! In 2017, it was full of countless huge candy balls. In 2018, sponsored by the luxury watchmaker Piaget, it was all green and gold glitter. This year, it is a beautiful red and gold Christmas tree with fairies, bees and winter flowers!

Place Vendôme

Every year for Christmas, Place Vendôme, one of the most beautiful squares of Paris proudly displays its 8 Christmas trees, pairing at each corner of the square. As beautiful as elegant, echoing the place, the epicenter of Parisian elegance, it is always a pleasure to pass by and admire their splendor.

Village Royal

A few steps away from the Place Vendôme is one of the most beautiful hidden gems in Paris, the Village Royal. Back in the late 18th century, this unmissable passageway was a former typically Parisian market which evolved to become a more elegant place keeping the atmosphere of a typical village road. Their display is always different and this year it is two cute bears that welcome you!

Galerie Vivienne

The Galerie Vivienne is my personal favorite covered passage in Paris. I just love the neo-classical style with its elegant glass dome, mosaic floors and paintings. And it is even more magical with all the Christmas lights!

Dior – Paris Montaigne

The Avenue Montaigne homes lots of high fashion stores, such as Dior, which always have the best taste in their Christmas displays! In 2017, they displayed the famous hot-air balloon, and in 2018, the most elegant white Christmas tree of the city!

Dancing-the-Earth-Christmas-in-Paris-Dior

Le Bon Marché

Every year, this famous department store put its Christmas decorations on. Their famous suspended trees look gorgeous in this art-deco Parisian store. Same as the Galeries Lafayette, you will usually notice first their fabulous window displays, different each year.

Jardin des Tuileries – Christmas market

This year again, the Tuileries welcome the Christmas Village. I just love wandering between the artisan’s stands, while sipping some mulled wine and eating some raclette cheese!


I hope that this photography guide will help you taking beautiful pictures during your magical journey through Christmas in Paris!

Don’t forget to tag me in your stories and posts on Instagram if this article inspired you !

With love,
Marina

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17 Comments

  1. 10 December 2019 / 19 h 04 min

    Wow! All these photos look so amazing Marina!! I need to visit Paris during Christmas 🙂

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      10 December 2019 / 19 h 47 min

      Thank you so much! I hope you can visit soon, I love Paris during Christmas, it really is magical 🙂

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      12 December 2019 / 11 h 19 min

      Thank you so much for your kind words! Paris is amazing for Christmas 🙂

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      15 December 2019 / 10 h 42 min

      Paris during Christmas really is beautiful, I can only recommend it 🙂

  2. Rhonda Albom
    14 December 2019 / 20 h 40 min

    Paris through your eyes is amazing. You sure found some fabulous Instagramable spots, especially that giant bear!

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      15 December 2019 / 10 h 43 min

      Aww thank you so much! This giant bear is the cutest right!

  3. 15 December 2019 / 0 h 19 min

    Wow, I’ve never seen Christmas displays like this before! Absolutely beautiful!! Galleries Lafayette is so impressive! I love the photos of you dancing too, gorgeous!

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      15 December 2019 / 10 h 43 min

      Thank you so so much! The Christmas tree at Galeries Lafayette this year is my favorite 🙂

  4. 15 December 2019 / 3 h 59 min

    Oh Christmas trees….how I love your Christmas trees! Thanks for inspiring Christmas!

  5. 15 December 2019 / 9 h 53 min

    Paris at Christmas looks like such a dream! So beautiful!

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      15 December 2019 / 10 h 44 min

      I love Christmas time in Paris 🙂 Have you ever been ?

  6. 15 December 2019 / 15 h 58 min

    Your photos are so gorgeous. And the locations you’ve suggested are amazing!!

  7. 16 December 2019 / 9 h 48 min

    Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year! I love Paris and can only imagine how magical it is at Christmas. Photos are fab and making me very jealous!

  8. Annalisa
    23 December 2019 / 22 h 16 min

    I didn’t know Paris could be so magical during the holidays, very artistic pictures 🙂

    • Marichankobe
      Author
      28 December 2019 / 10 h 43 min

      I am so happy you like it! Thanks a lot 🙂

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