All That Sparkles This Holiday Season on Boulevard Haussmann

All That Sparkles This Holiday Season on Boulevard Haussmann
In case you’re in need of a little glimmer and glam this holiday season, head over to Galeries Lafayette Haussmann to admire their dazzling Christmas tree, both from below or from high up on their 3rd floor “Glasswalk”. The thrilling footbridge, 16 meters high and 9 meters long, situated beneath the majestic Art Nouveau Coupole, will leave you in awe! This year you can also enjoy views of Paris while ice skating on the rooftop of this historic department store, Madame Eiffel looming in the distance. What better way to experience the magic of Paris during this festive season. Plus, it’s free for all until the end of December. Pick up some gifts and enjoy a hot pick-me-up at Galeries Lafayette Gourmet (we like the café by star pastry chef Yann Couvreur). At the nearby Printemps department store at 64 Boulevard Haussmann, you can also decorate both yourself and your home in sparkling style. Each floor of this exclusive Parisian department store dating back to 1865 is full of fashionable options. In the showcase below, I narrowed it down to my 10 favorite gifts, from unique decorations for the Christmas tree to scented candles creating just the right mood to a shimmery dress for New Year’s Eve. Many of these gift ideas are even Printemps own, while others are created by French designers exclusively for Printemps. Get ready to write that holiday wish list!

Lead photo credit : The Christmas tree at Galeries Lafayette. Photo: Kasia Dietz

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Kasia Dietz is a Paris–based, New York–minded travel writer whose work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, National Geographic, France Today and Hemispheres. When not exploring her adopted city or jetting off on an adventure with her husband and son, she's designing namesake handbags or leading fashion tours. Read more about her life and travels on her blog: