Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees facts

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 largest arch in Paris.

The Champs Elysees were commissioned in 1667 by Louis XIV, the King of Versailles, in the perspective of the Louvre Palace and the adjacent Tuileries Gardens.

Champs Elysees
Champs Elysees
Louis Vuitton - Paris Champs Elysees
Louis Vuitton flagship store, 101 Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees shops

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. See list of stores on Champs Elysees.

Shopping on Champs Elysees
Shopping on Champs Elysees

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Champs Elysees on a Paris tour

For convenience, see the Champs Elysees on a guided Paris tour, on the convertible car tour or on a Paris by night tour. Attending the Lido show, Champs Elysees, is a great way to see their great illuminations at night.

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 greatest Paris walking tour from Louvre to Arc de Triomphe through Champs Elysees.

Champs Elysees hotels

If you come to Paris for city life and shopping, it is a good idea to book your hotel near Champs Elysees.

Champs Elysees metro

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.

Champs Elysees map

Explore Champs Elysees with map of Champs Elysees.

Champs Elysees sidewalks
Champs Elysees sidewalks
Joe Dassin sings Champs Elysees
Joe Dassin sings Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees paintings

The Champs Elysees are often painted with the Arc de Triomphe in the background. Although none of the famous painters who lived in Paris ever painted the Champs Elysees, there are lovely paintings of them:

The flower seller on Champs Elysees
(Louis-Marie de Schryver)
Champs Elysees and Lido
(Edouard-Leon Cortes)

Map of Champs Elysees

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