Champs-Elysees in Paris – France

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Champs-Elysees in Paris – France.

Perhaps the most famous street in Paris, this wide, tree-lined avenue is home to the city’s chic restaurants, cafes, shops and boutiques. This lively street is filled with street entertainment and something for everyone. It is also one of the most expensive streets in Paris!

When you are in the Champs-Elysees, you can see the beautiful Arc de Triomphe and in the distance you can see the impressive and peaceful Tuileries Gardens. Further in the distance you can get a glimpse of the famous Louvre Museum.

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Champs-Elysees sign.

Remembering my walk down the Champs-Elysees.

We arrived very early in Paris and after our guide handed out a map we set off to explore the streets of Paris. As we walked down the Champs Elysees, It is a glamorous street where you can see the Luis Vuitton Shopping Centre, The Abercrombie Store as well as  brand new cars like Renault, Citroen, Mercedes and Peugot. I went into one and took a photo of a shiny new Mercedes for a friend of mine, who is a Mercedes fanatic.

Everything is chic and expensive. I saw a beautiful and cute toddler tuxedo in one of the windows. It was adorable!

It is one of the most famous streets in the world and I can imagine it being similar to pausing in front of the Rockefeller Centre in New York. A moment where you stand still, look and absorb.

Tips for walking the Champs-Elysees.

It is very difficult to find Public Restrooms in this street and the only outlet where you can find one is at McDonalds. Be prepared to wait because there are long lines.

Pick pocketing is rive in this street and there are many organized scams by groups of girls, believe it or not. They ask you to sign petitions and then mug you. These groups have also been spotted at the Sacre Couer and the Funicular.

Interesting facts about the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-arrow-right-6″] The name means Elysian Fields.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-arrow-right-6″] In 1616 Marie de Medicis decided to put up a long tree-lined pathway. It became a fashionable place to walk.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-arrow-right-6″] In 1724 the avenue was extended to the Arc de Triomphe and the Etoile.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-arrow-right-6″] In 1828 it became city property and fountains and footpaths were added.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-arrow-right-6″] It is 2 kms long and one of the most visited streets in Paris.

What to see close to the Champs-Elysees when in Paris?

Start at the Place de la Concorde and walk towards the Arc de Triomphe. There are beautiful parks along the avenue where you can take photos, watch people or just enjoy the walk. Go to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, got back towards the Egyptian Obelisk at the Place de la Concorde. Close to this area is a large park with an enormous statue of the French General LaFayette. You can continue from here and cross the river Seine to see the D’Orsay or L’Orangerie museums.

[v_icon color=”#1e73be” size=”18px” target=”_blank” name=”moon-home-10″] Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France (Champs-Élysées)

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