Champs-Elysées stores include some of the largest in Paris. Louis Vuitton, Banana Republic, Levi's, Gap, Zara, Lacoste have established their flagship stores on Champs-Elysées. The spectacular car showrooms of Citroen, Renault, Peugeot, Mercedez, Toyota complement shops to create a unique shopping experience. Bars, clubs, fancy restaurants and fast foods add to the lively atmosphere of the avenue. The Christmas market has been cancelled. Best stores in Paris.
The famous Champs-Elysées avenue in Paris are the top high end Paris shopping district. In the district, Avenue Montaigne and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore concentrate many of the most exclusive French fashion brand shops.
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.
Most shops are open 7 days a week from 10am to at least 9 or 10pm (can be 12pm). On Sundays, many shops open at 12am. The Champs-Elysées have mid-size shopping malls, extending the shopping area. Visit Elysees 26 (26) with Agatha jewelery and l'Eclaireur fashion, Galeries du Claridge (74) with Annick Goutal perfumes, Fnac, Paul & Shark, Arcades des Champs-Elysées (78) with Starbucks.
Fashion shop list: Banana Republic (22), the extraordinary shop of Abercrombie Fitch (23), Gap (36), Zara (40, 44), Levi's (76), H & M (88), Lacoste (93-95), Marks & Spencer (100), Louis Vuitton flagship megastore (101), Hugo Boss (115), Petit Bateau116).
Perfume shop list: Guerlain (68) (Le 68 de Guy Martin), Sephora multi brand (70), Yves Rocher (102). Jewelers: Tiffany & Co (62). Book and music store: FNAC (74).
Car show-room list: Citroen (42), Renault (53), Toyota (79), Mercedes (118), Peugeot (136).
A trip to the city wouldn’t be complete without a stop in Louis Vuitton’s flagship store on Champs-Elysées. This isn’t the largest Louis Vuitton’s store in the world. Shanghai store is bigger. But it’s the most visited and most successful luxury brand store in the city and altogether in the world.
Opened in 2005, the store’s design by Carnondale alone is worth a visit, never mind all the beautiful bags, shoes, couture clothes and exquisite jewels. The design concept included demolishing the existing interior floor slabs and wrapping the Champs-Elysées shopping avenue inside the building by re-constructing a continuous 4-level spiral of shopping terraces. Visitors never need to walk up or down traditional stairways and are in constant contact with the products and views of Paris. The dome of the Art Deco facade rises high above the avenue. The 1914 building is listed as a Historical Monument.
Created in San Francisco 40 years ago, Gap embodies the American casual spirit for men, women, kids and babies. The collections are chic, relaxing and timeless but affordable. The Champs-Elysées flagship store has five floors and is the largest in France. It is a destination for customers from all over Europe. The multilingual team will be happy to present you the brand’s iconic items and the season’s latest trends. Personal stylists are available to help create custom-made outfits. The maternity department has jeans that adapt to each step of a pregnancy as well as great fashionable items. Gap also stocks the Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta brands. Opening time: from 10am to 9pm.
It is always hard to find good and affordable restaurants in touristic places. There are nevertheless a few affordable restaurants and tea rooms on Champs-Elysées.
Laduree (75) and Kusmi (71) are good tearooms. You can have there beverages and pastries as well as eat snacks. Chez Clement (123), the most affordable restaurant on Champs-Elysées, surprinsingly good at this price a few meters from Arc de Triomphe, went out of business. The famous Maison de l'Aubrac steak house (37, rue Marbeuf) is one of the best meat restaurants in town. It has an affordable set menu for lunch. Our favorite restaurant is Minipalais in Grand Palais. It has an amazing dining room and a grandiose terrace. The set menu at lunchtime is affordable.
The majority of the city high end gastronomic restaurants are in the Champs-Elysées district. The list includes world famous Pierre Gagnaire, one of the world's top restaurants, Lasserre, Taillevent and the fashionable Ledoyen.
End 2017, Pierre Hermé, the famous French pastry chef, opened his first Parisian tea room at 86, Champs-Elysées. This new concept store is shared with the famous perfume brand l'Occitane. The vast refined space of 750 m2 is capped with a gigantic vault. The pastries, including Isfahan, the mythical macaroon, are presented on a huge oval counter. Visitors can buy pastries to take away, eat them on the spot with a cup of tea or coffee. There is a light salty menu. This expensive place is already an icon of French contemporary Art de Vivre. Open daily 7.30am to 11.30pm.
There are very few accommodations right on the avenue. Apartment Avenue des Champs-Elysees offers views of the Champs-Elysées, of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. It has a balcony, free WiFi, high ceilings, an equipped kitchenette and a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Daily maid service, groceries or breakfast delivery are possible. Find hotel or apartment near Champs-Elysées.
Christmas in Paris is one of the best times to come as the city is superbly illuminated and city life is at a maximum. The Champs-Elysées are at the heart of the Christmas season.
Between mid November and early January, 150 chalets and many other attractions fit for children waited for you at the Champs-Elysées Christmas Market. This Christmas market was cancelled for 2017 after a dispute between Marcel Campion, the manager and the city. The 2018 edition of the Christmas market will be held near-by in Tuileries Gardens.
Besides being a shopping district, the Champs-Elysées are also a nightlife district. Shops are open late. Great clubs complement restaurants, bars and the Lido cabaret.
The Showcase (under Alexandre III bridge. Paris map) and Le Baron (6 avenue Marceau. Paris map) are among the best clubs in the city. Entrance to these Champs-Elysées clubs can be selective. Check their web sites for special events.