Given the ridiculous amount of bottled water the French drink, I'm glad to see that some of it is being put to good use in these Christmas trees installed in Place Andre Malraux in the 1st. The project is the brainchild of Fabrice Peltier, founder of the Designpack Gallery which focuses on the art of packaging. If you stop by the gallery, you can actually get your very own recycled bottle Christmas tree kit for just 69 euros of which 2 euros goes to support the World Wildlife Fund. Plus the gallery is exceptionally open on Sundays through Christmas if your schedule does not permit you to get there during the week.
More than 5,000 bottles were used to create these trees.
Peltier's team also decorated the rue de Richelieu, a green alternative to Christmas lights.
For a long time, we were just another typical Washington, DC family: two policy-oriented jobs, two kids, and two cars. Out of the blue, my husband got a new assignment; we ditched the old jobs and the cars (but kept the kids) and headed to Paris for what started out to be a three-year, and eventually became a four-year tour.