Without Halloween or Thanksgiving to stem the tide, France begins to welcome Christmas without hesitation in early November. Decorations have been going up this past week and are on full display at the "grands magasins," the famously elegant department stores along Boulevard Haussmann. Yesterday, after a lovely walk along the Seine, we visited the Galeries Lafayette, which began designing its opulent Christmas display eight months ago. All that is missing in Paris is Christmas weather! Midst reports about snow at F&M, we continue to enjoy beautifully sunny and temperate days.
The department stores have all their window displays up for Christmas.