Avenue Montaigne is the mythical luxury avenue of Paris. Dior was founded at 30, avenue Montaigne. Plazza Athenee, the exclusive five star hotel is at 25. The high-end Theatre des Champs Elysees, at 15, is the kingdom of classical music.
In between the Champs Elysees and the Seine river banks, the famous Avenue Montaigne is the fanciest shopping avenue of Paris. Whereas the Champs Elysees shops are mostly mainstream fashion brand stores, Avenue Montaigne retains its dedication to luxury. Many high end fashion brands have a flagship store on Avenue Montaigne. Avenue Montaigne is famous for Dior flagship store at number 30, the historical building where Dior was founded by Christian Dior, the French fashion designer, on December 16th 1946.
Founded in 1913, the Hotel Plaza Athenee is the most exclusive Paris hotel. Located 25 Avenue Montaigne, it is part of the Dorchester Collection group of international luxury hotels. The hotel has five restaurants, including the three star Alain Ducasse restaurant and a bar. Avenue Montaigne and the Champs Elysees district have many more extraordinary hotels. Book a hotel near Champs Elysees.
Paris metro: Champs Elysees Clemenceau, lines 1, 13
The Theatre des Champs Elysees is located 15, avenue Montaigne. The theater is named after the Avenue des Champs-Elysees near-by. Opened in 1913, it was designed by the French architect Auguste Perret, who designed early concrete buildings. It was founded by journalist and impresario Gabriel Astruc to provide a venue suitable for contemporary music, dance and opera, in contrast to traditional institutions like the Paris Opera.
The Theatre des Champs Elysees hosted the Ballets Russes for its first season, staging the world premiere of the Rite of Spring of Igor Stravinski on Thursday May 29, 1913, thus becoming the celebrated location of one of the most famous of all classical music riots. Today, the Theatre des Champs Elysees is the most distinguished venue for classical music in the city of lights.
Theatre des Champs Elysees web site