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
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M1 or M9||Franklin D. Roosevelt||0 minutes|
|M1, M2, M6 or RER A||Charles de Gaulle - Étoile||0 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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