The Champs-Elysées are one of the most famous avenues in the world. The many flagship fashion stores, movie theaters, restaurants, clubs attracts day and night Parisians and tourists to this lively Paris district. Places to visit in Paris.
70 meter wide and 1910 meter long, the Champs-Elysées are one of the largest and longest avenues in Paris.
Commissioned in 1667 by Louis XIV, they are also fully part of French history. July witnesses the traditional Bastille Day Military parade (July 14th) and the final stage of the world famous Tour de France cycling race.
Finally, the Champs-Elysées are a prestigious shopping avenue with many stores of international brands like Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Guerlain, Hugo Boss, Adidas.
The avenue, with Avenue Montaigne and rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré close-by, is the top Paris shopping district. Many famous French and international brands have established there a flagship store. Fashion is specially well represented.
As a result, the Champs-Elysées are one of the most expensive avenues in the world, making it unaffordable to small and new brands.
The fastest way to visit the Champs-Elysées is on a guided tour. The night tour is specially great with the illuminations (information).
As an alternative, walk up the avenue shopping area from Franklin Roosevelt metro station (line 1) to Charles de Gaulle station (line 1). The walk takes 30 minutes, excluding shopping stops.
In two hours, do the Louvre to Arc de Triomphe walking tour from the Louvre to Arc de Triomphe through Champs Elysees.
Hotel Napoléon is spectacular. Rooms and suites overlook the quiet Avenue de Friedland or the hotel’s green interior courtyard. They come fully equipped with LCD flat screen TV, air conditioning, and tasteful furniture. The modern marble bathrooms have bathtubs, magnifying mirrors and bathrobes. The Bivouac Café offers gourmet cuisine and the bar has a sheltered terrace with a fountain. Champs-Elysées hotel.
Paris metro: Champs-Elysées 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-Elysées with Champs-Elysées map.
The avenue is often painted or photographed with the Arc de Triomphe in the background, a classical Paris view.