Un Cadeau

Christmas tree in front of Notre Dame cathedral, Paris. More at une femme d'un certain age.

Joyeux Noël! While I didn’t make it to Paris this December, here are some of the Christmas decorations and windows I spotted during my visit last year.

Christmas display at a Paris optical shop with metallic bears and miniature Christmas trees wearing sunglasses. More at une femme d'un certain age.
Christmas displays at a florist shop in Paris featuring a wooden dalmation with a top hat. More at une femme d'un certain age.
Modern "buche de Noël" pastries at Jacques Genin, Paris. More at une femme d'un certain age.

Above, a very modern take on the traditional “buche de Noël” at Jacques Genin on rue du Bac…

Buche de Noel pastries at Pierre Herme, Paris. More at une femme d'un certain age.

And at Pierre Hermé. If I thought I could’ve brought one of these home intact, I would have. 😋

Christmas lights on rue des Canettes, Paris. More at une femme d'un certain age.
Carousel in front of Hotel de Ville in Paris. Details at une femme d'un certain age.
Christmas window display at Mere de la Famille chocolate shop, Paris.
Saint Sulpice church in Paris at Christmastime. Details at une femme d'un certain age.
Christmas decor at Paris florist shop. More at une femme d'un certain age.
Christmas window display at Chatelles shoes, Paris. More at une femme d'un certain age.

And here are some of the wonderful displays I’ve shared on Instagram…

 

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37 Comments

  1. Janice
    December 25, 2018 / 4:24 am

    Thanks for the taste of Paris pictures and thanks for the work you do to keep us well dressed! Merry Christmas!

  2. Marguerite Krenek
    December 25, 2018 / 6:10 am

    So beautiful. Thanks for visiting Paris for all of us, this Noel! All the best in the New Year.

  3. Tessa
    December 25, 2018 / 6:24 am

    Thank you for sharing. I grew up just outside of Paris and now live in the OC. Your pictures brought back wonderful memories. Merci et joyeux noel!

  4. susie
    December 25, 2018 / 6:42 am

    I really appreciate you! Best wishes for a great New Year! You are such a great resource!

  5. Victoria D.
    December 25, 2018 / 7:00 am

    This was a real treat. I adore Paris but will probably never get to visit at the holiday season, so thank you for the wonderful glimpse.
    Merry Christmas to you, Susan, and to everyone reading your wonderful blog!

  6. Eileen
    December 25, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Merci, for all you do. What a nice way to start the morning.

  7. Brenda
    December 25, 2018 / 8:23 am

    Un gros merci pour les belles photos ! Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee !

  8. Sally
    December 25, 2018 / 9:15 am

    Thank you for sharing the magic of Paris! Have a wonderful holiday season. Here’s to a great new year !
    Thank you for all that you do

  9. Lynnw
    December 25, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing the holiday photos of Paris. I love your perspective on French life. Enjoy a lovey season.

  10. Marie M
    December 25, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Merci for thé beautiful treat of holiday Paris. It is a treasured gift!

  11. Kay
    December 25, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    Galleries Lafayette! Wonderful! I could stare at that dome all day.

  12. Sara
    December 26, 2018 / 5:47 am

    Susan, thank you for these great photos. Your photography has improved much over time; what a beautiful time to visit France.

  13. Marybeth
    December 26, 2018 / 8:10 am

    Oh, so fabulous! Thank you, Susan!!!! You do great work! xoxo

  14. Nancy H. Hall
    December 26, 2018 / 9:06 am

    How lovely! Thank you for the pictures – I want the dog in the hat!!!
    Thank you for your blog – it is so well done – I always looks forward to reading it.
    Happy Holidays.

  15. December 26, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Joyeuses fêtes et retour du soleil! Those are lovely. I like the fact that there are also small, elegant bûches for two or three people at that pâtisserie.

    I also loved the dog and horse, but I’ve been a critter-lover since my earliest memories. Respect to service, first responder and assistance animals, including the brave Diesel, who is buried in a longstanding animal cemetery in the Paris suburbs.

    Greetings to Monsieur Pseu et le Jeune Monsieur Pseu, and so happy that the latter has found a spot with young people with the same requirements and is able to flourish.

  16. December 27, 2018 / 10:20 am

    It’s all so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us. Joyeux Noel!

  17. Mary Katherine
    December 28, 2018 / 9:36 am

    What an absolute TREAT these are! Thanks so much. I’m really enjoying the before, during and after of our – I mean, YOUR trip to Paris.

    Merci pour le cadeau!
    Mary Katherine

  18. Ann in Missouri
    December 31, 2018 / 9:55 am

    So, so beautiful. A little like visiting Paris for Christmas. Thanks, Susan.

  19. December 24, 2019 / 4:08 am

    I enjoyed the beautiful Christmas in Paris photos. Thanks.

  20. Maria
    December 24, 2019 / 4:38 am

    With thanks for all the gorgeous views of Paris at Christmas and for your thoughts and advice on all things fashion throughout the year. All very much appreciated from a long time reader but rare commenter. Happy Christmas to you and yours

  21. Donna B
    December 24, 2019 / 5:07 am

    I am so glad that I discovered your blog. Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.

  22. December 24, 2019 / 5:35 am

    So nice! we went there in July this year! loved Paris!

  23. Gayle Evelyn Murphy
    December 24, 2019 / 5:49 am

    Wonderful photos of Paris in happy times. With all the troubles in France at the moment and over the year, it is wonderful to see it dressed up for Christmas. A joyful Christmas you and those you love.

  24. Kathy Meyers
    December 24, 2019 / 6:00 am

    Happy Holidays Susan! I enjoy your blog everyday!

  25. Maria
    December 24, 2019 / 6:37 am

    Lovely photos. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  26. Eileen
    December 24, 2019 / 6:47 am

    What wonderful pics, thank you for all you do! Happy holidays!

  27. Susiekrochets
    December 24, 2019 / 6:50 am

    Happy Holidays, Susan! Thank you for posting these pictures of our beloved Paris at Christmas-time. Thank you for all your posts, sharing your ideas, tips and knowledge. May 2020 be a fabulous year for you and your family!

  28. December 24, 2019 / 8:31 am

    So good! Thanks for these — I can never get enough. . . Merry Christmas to you, Le Monsieur, and Le Jeune Monsieur! xo

  29. Carolyn MATTER
    December 24, 2019 / 8:43 am

    First post but couldn’t resist wishing you happy holidays! I read your posts almost daily and love the photos of European holiday elegance, they are reminiscent of the two years I lived in Geneva (CH). Your advice has supported the mindset I needed to plan my wardrobe for a friend’s five day destination wedding in Yosemite New Year’s Eve! Elegant reception at the Ahwanee, hiking, ice skating and traveling by car have given me quite the wardrobe challenges, simplicity ( and of course thoughtful layering) reigns priority! I am plus sized so keep up the plus sized links, they seem well filtered. Bonne Fête!

  30. Lyn
    December 24, 2019 / 8:48 am

    Photos like these are what got me hooked on your blog many years ago. You have a great eye.
    Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année!

  31. Angela in NZ
    December 24, 2019 / 12:30 pm

    Happy holidays to you and your loved ones. Best wishes from New Zealand.

  32. Lagatta de Montréal
    December 24, 2019 / 1:03 pm

    I believe the second church is St-Sulplice?

    I never happened to go to the Grands magasins when visiting Paris at the year’s end. Was not staying in that part of town, and was trawling for books, art and calligraphy supplies, and simply visiting.

    Christmas Eve was splendid here; no snow, mild temps, meeting up with friends at Jean-Talon Market, sharing an espresso, riding my trusty old Raleigh Sprite Mixte back home. Livia, my wee black cat, was also sunning herself in the lane and back safe at home now. Made empanadas – for friends yesterday evening and the 26th. Nothing planned for tomorrow.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      December 24, 2019 / 1:36 pm

      Yes, it’s Saint Sulpice.

  33. Nancy Hall
    December 24, 2019 / 1:38 pm

    Thank you for the lovely pictures of Paris at Christmas.
    Thank mostly, thank for starting my days with your ideas, styles and kindness.
    Happy Holiday to you and your family.

  34. Jill
    December 24, 2019 / 3:31 pm

    Merry Christmas and thank you for your great advice.

  35. Anne
    December 27, 2019 / 7:34 am

    Thanks- that was fun to do a bit of post Christmas arm chair traveling to Paris.

  36. Anne
    December 27, 2019 / 7:35 am

    Thanks- always fun to see the shop windows of Paris at Christmas time.

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