The Champs Elysees in Paris are one of the most famous avenues in the world. 70 meters wide, the Champs Elysees run for 1910 meters in a straight line up hill from Place de la Concorde, the largest square in Paris, to Arc de Triomphe.
The Champs Elysees were commissioned in 1667 by Louis XIV (picture), the King of Versailles Palace, in the perspective of the Louvre Museum and Les Tuileries Gardens. Detailed Champs Elysees facts. Champs Elysees pronunciation
The Champs Elysees Avenue may be the top Paris shopping district. Many very famous brands have long established there a large showroom or flagship store.
Fashion and cars are specially well represented. As the Champs Elysees are also one of the most expensive avenues in the world, you won't find independent shops there. Check list of Champs Elysees shopping venues.
The walking tour up the Champs Elysees shopping area from Franklin Roosevelt metro station (line 1) to Charles de Gaulle station (line 1) takes 30 minutes.
In two hours, do the Paris triomphal way walking tour from Louvre to Arc de Triomphe through Champs Elysees.
If you come to Paris for city life and shopping, it is a good idea to book your hotel near Champs Elysees.
Paris metro: Champs Elysees Clemenceau (line 1 and 13), Franklin Roosevelt (line 1 and 9), George V (line 1) and Etoile (line 1, 6, 2) metro stations.
Explore Champs Elysees with map of Champs Elysees.
The Champs Elysees are often painted with the Arc de Triomphe in the background.