Our Paris Right Bank Walking Tour is a self-guided tour that begins at the magnificent Arc de Triomphe and takes you down the famous Champs-Élysées and beyond. You will be able to explore some of the many high end boutiques and shops along Champs-Élysées before seeing some of the beautiful palaces that are now world famous museums located along in the part of Paris known as the Right Bank.
This walking tour is 5.3 kilometres long which is just a little over one hour in walking time at an average pace. We suggest allowing a minimum of about 2 to 3 hours to enjoy this walk, even more if you plan to spend lots of time in the shops along Champs-Élysées or to visit any of the museums. The directions are based on beginning your walk from Charles de Gaulle - Étoile Station, but you can also do the walk in the reverse direction starting from Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre station.
To view the map and step-by-step directions for this walking tour just click on the Map and Directions tab above.
|Metro/RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Metro 1, 2 or 6 or RER A||Charles de Gaulle—Étoile station||2 Minutes|
How to get to Paris Walking Tour - Right Bank Highlights by Metro/RER
Directions for the Highlights of the Right Bank Paris Walking Tour
By Metro or RER: Take the Wagram exit from Charles de Gaulle—Étoile station and look for the stairs to the underpass which are located on the north side of Avenue de la Grande Armee right next to the traffic circle. Do not try to walk across the traffic circle - it is far too dangerous.
- Make your way to Charles de Gaulle - Étoile Station via Metro line M1, M2, or M6 or RER A and take the Wagram exit. Look for the stairs to the pedestrian underpass near the traffic circle on the north side of Avenue de la Grande Armee. Do not try to walk across the traffic circle at street level - it is is not a safe place to cross.
- After exploring the Arc de Triomphe exit through the underpass to Champs-Élysées begin walking east towards Central Paris. As you walk for one kilometre along this world famous route you notice the patterned cobblestone in the roadway and you will appreciate the massively wide tree lined side walks on either side. Along the way you will be exposed to a buffet of high end shops, theatres and cafés that spill out onto the side walks. If you can, take your time exploring some of the many shops and partake of some refreshments along the way.
- About a kilometre down Champs-Élysées you will come to another traffic circle. Follow it around to your right and go up the second spoke which is Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt the immediately go left onto the walkway that goes around Theatre du Rond Point.
- After following the path around the back of the theatre go right on Avenue du General Eissnhower in front of Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais - (The Grand Palace National Gallery) then go left (south) on Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt past the Palais de la Decouverte - (Science Museum).
- Go left again at the next street (Cours la Reine) and then left again at the next (Avenue Winston Churchill). Follow Avenue Winston Churchill north past the Petit Palais home of Musée des Beaux-Arts - (Fine Arts Museum) and then go right onto the footpath along the north side; right again around the back side then left about midway alongside the backside onto Avenue Edward Tuck.
- Continue through the green-space on Avenue Edward Tuck and go left at the far end, heading up the side of Place de la Concorde to the crosswalk just north of the Luxor Obelisk, and cross over to the east side and enter through the gates into the Jardin des Tuileries.
- Walk all the way through the Jardin des Tuileries past the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (a small version of the Arc de Triomphe) and around the forecourt of the The Louvre.
- To complete the walk exit the gardens to the north through the archway by Place du Carrousel and go right on Rue de Rivoli and cross the street at the next cross-walk to the Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre Subway Entrance.
We sincerely hope you enjoy this walking tour of Paris's Right Bank landmarks and attractions.