Pre-Christmas… at the Grands Magasins…

At the door of the Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse...Paris… is icy…

Snow is edging… its brilliant whiteness…

In our… direction…

It’s a cold cold European winter… they forecast…

Fur… (“faux”)… is a must…

Wrapped up… like…

Warmmuffins

We head to the mega-stores… “les grands magasins“…

Le Bon Marché

Printemps

Galeries Lafayette

For pre-Christmas… window-“store”-shopping…

On our way through our darling… rue du Bacjuste avant Le Bon Marché“… we come upon a cluster of people entering through a large door…

Mystified…

Curiosity impelled us… to enter…

Lo… and behold…

The Swarovski Christmas tree at Galeries Lafayette..t

We come upon… “une petite église“… a tiny church…

Peering through… we’re stunned by a vision of…

Divine… beauty…

Lovely murals of the… Virgin Maryin pale blue and gold on the.. “autel“… alter… of the Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse...

It is… the church of… 

Saint Catherine Labouré

Who made it… a place of pilgrimage…

In the very heart… of Paris

Elated…

We continued… to the Bon Marché

Where the Christmas scene… is simply divine…

Les Arbres de Noël… brillant“…

Twinkling Christmas trees… sparkling decorations everywhere…

Irresistibly… inviting…

The Christmas tree with pink baubles at Printemps...

Le Printemps… was a delight…

In the midst of its… newly marbled floors…

A tree of pink and white baubles…

Is… dazzling…

On our way out… we have a “chocolat chaud” and a… guilty gateau… at the romantic… Café Pouchkine terrace..

Galeries Lafayette… next door is the busiest of all…

People here… there… everywhere… bustling and jostling to take a glimpse of the magnificent gigantic… Christmas tree… touching the dome of mosaic…

Resplendent… with the famous…

Swarovski… jewels…

It’s… literally…

Breathtaking…

Shimmer…

Glitter…

Médaille Miraculeuse... created by Sainte Catherine Labouré...Snow… is on its way…

Christmas… is nigh…

Hope…

It… will be…

White

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