Le Bon Marché, Mon Bon Sapin

A display of decorative wooden christmas tree behind a class window that reads Mon Bon Sapin- Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin – Green and Gold

Le Bon Marché – Green and gold, the Christmas windows we all want to see. The theme is Mon Bon Sapin (My good fir ‘Christmas’ tree. It feels like an offering to the the truth of nature, the strong, fragrant green of the fir trees of our land that are our companions. The windows of Le Bon Marché are filled with Christmas trees. They  come to life and perform for our pleasure : as can-can dancers, marching band musicians, ballet performers, and more. They come alive for us at Christmas and join us in our homes in elegant majesty of lights, decor, and guard our offerings of  presents and other surprises.

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

A display of avante garde piece consisitng of a ballerina tutu and evergreen adornments- Le Bon Marché

Mon Bon Sapin, 2018 Christmas windows, Le Bon Marché

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” ~Roy L. Smith

A highly detailed bridge attached between two buildings- Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Very gay they were with snow and sleigh-bells, holly-boughs, and garlands, below, and Christmas sunshine in the winter sky above. All faces shone, all voices had a cheery ring, and everybody stepped briskly on errands of good-will.” ~Louisa May Alcott, “Seamstress”, Work: A Story of Experience, 1873

A Christmas display consisting of lit Christmas trees, some gloves and shoes and a bicycle- Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year — and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.” ~W.J. Cameron

A visual of the Chritsmas trees lit up across the street- Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” ~Charles Dickens

People walkign down a busy sidewalk where bright lights dangle over head- Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~Burton Hillis

Some customers looking into the display window as a man beside them checks something on his phone- Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you’re home.” ~Carol Nelson

Decorative plates with vibrant painted flowers on it resting against a snow display- Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Some passerbyers staring at a Christmas tree display- Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” ~Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

An old couple looking in at the lit up Christmas trees in store window- Le Bon Marché

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

“‘Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale;
‘Twas Christmas told the merriest tale;
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man’s heart through half the year.”
~Walter Scott

Christmas lights reflecting off of a black car

Near Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~Charles Dickens

Window displays of Christmas themed ballet outfits

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” ~Peg Bracken

Bright yellow strings of festive lights dangling behind the Mon Bon Sapin window

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” ~Washington Irving

A close up of an intricate holiday themed ballet tutu

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away.” ~Norman Wesley Brooks

Chritstmas trees stand in the background of a display of bicycles and toys that will draw in children's eyes

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!” ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

Large clear Christmas balls filled with light dangling from a ceiling

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.” ~Josephine Daskam Bacon
A display sign regarding La Grande Epicerie Paris

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for — I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t mind so much not having at other times.” ~Kate L. Bosher

Christmas desplay of a marching band made out of Christmas trees

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” ~Alexander Smith

A diplay of a white Christmas themed tutu

repetto, Passy

Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich

People passing by the passyplaza

Rue de Passy, mini marché kiosks

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.” ~Katharine Whitehorn

Lights on Christmas trees being seen through the other side of a window

Le Bon Marché; Mon Bon Sapin

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!” ~Anonymous