Tag Archives: Galeries Lafayette


Christmas Eve, Paris

My Christmas Eve flight from Hong Kong to Paris arrives on time at Charles de Gaulle at 06:20am. After clearing Immigration in record time – no queue! – there seems to be a lengthy wait […]


Around Paris – Boxing Day 2016

As I’ve written in previous posts, there is no concept of ‘Boxing Day’ in Paris. Around Paris it’s a normal, if quieter than usual day. The major department stores are open, and it is generally […]


Christmas Day in Paris

Christmas Day in Paris starts with a flight from Hong Kong landing much earlier than scheduled – just before 6am.  Charles de Gaulle airport is largely deserted, with customs and baggage clearance taking less than […]


Christmas Windows in Paris redux

Jet lag is a killer. Awake very early this morning, so decide to go and try to improve on the photos of Christmas windows in Paris at Galeries Lafayette and Printemps whilst it is still dark – […]


Boxing Day, Paris

There’s no such thing in Paris as Boxing Day….it’s not a public holiday, and is just another ‘normal’ day. Paris is officially ‘open for business’, but it is apparent walking around that many small shops […]


Paris, December 23, 2013

Today I take a chance that Galeries Lafayette in Paris will not be that busy that I turn around and walk out after 3 mins as I have done in the past. Happily, it’s busy, but […]