Avenue Champs-Élysées

Whether you prefer parks and museums or shopping, dining and theatres or historic landmarks and monuments, Avenue Champs-Élysées has them all

Looking straight down Champs-Élysées towards the Arc de Triomphe
Looking straight down Champs-Élysées towards the Arc de Triomphe cc licensed photo by Giåm

Possibly one of the most renowned stretches of road anywhere in the world, Avenue Champs-Élysées is truly a remarkable street. Running southeast from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde, you would almost be remiss not to walk down this bustling historic avenue when you visit Paris.

The western portion runs from the Arc de Triomphe to the Grand Palais. It is a vibrant and busy thoroughfare lined with high end shops and restaurants that spill out onto the wide sidewalks. There are also several movie theatres located along this portion. You may well enjoy exploring the many exclusive high end shops along this section, but don't expect to shop or dine on a budget here. With stores such as Chanel, Chloe, Gucci, Christian Dior, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and many more you are only going to find the real thing here. There are even a couple of car dealers that have the latest concepts in automotive on display in their showrooms.

The eastern portion extending from the Grand Palais to the Jardin des Tuileries is quieter and has much less traffic. It is lined with gardens and uniformly trimmed chestnut trees.

As you walk down this famous avenue it is interesting to realize that German soldiers marched down the same route in 1941 when they occupied Paris and later in 1944 Allied soldiers marched down the same route in celebration of victory.

Nearby attractions: Arc de Triomphe, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais - (Grand Palace National Gallery), Palais de la Decouverte - (Science Museum), Musée de l'Orangerie - (Paintings) and Jardin des Tuileries

Facts For Your Visit


Address: Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France


Rated 4.7 out of 5Champs-Élysées Star Rating

5 Star Rating A stunning street that undoubtedly deserves a visit, whether due to its incredible shops or simply to appreciate the architecture and surroundings of the place.
Tony Zekinha - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating The famous street of Paris . Every one must visit while being in Paris. I did it 4 times in my two visits to Paris once in 2017 and now in 2023. This place is very cool and has nice ambiance in the evening. I would recommend to go theee before sunset to have view
Dr. Abdul Ghaffar - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Great place to be for people watching and up market shopping with every high end brand present here and than some.
tariq zafar - 26 days ago

2 Star Rating Ok but a bit overrated, the tourists posing in front of stores they can’t afford is also quite annoying…there are many more authentic experiences in this lovely city.
Armin von Kink - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating This streets have all the luxury brands showrooms and restaurants. Good place for shoppers.
Eeshu Ahuja - 1 month ago

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Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M1 or M9Franklin D. Roosevelt0 minutes
M1, M2, M6 or RER ACharles de Gaulle - Étoile0 minutes

How to get to Avenue Champs-Élysées by Metro / RER

By Metro / RER: For the commercial section of Champs-Élysées you can exit at either Charles de Gaulle - Étoile or Franklin D. Roosevelt Station. It extends between the two stations. For the quiet section and Le Grand Palais exit at Franklin D. Roosevelt Station.

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Life along the lively Champs-Élysées in Paris
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