The Champs-Elysees Avenue Paris
The most beautiful avenue in the world.
It’s not the widest or the longest avenue in the world, but almost everyone agrees that it’s certainly the most beautiful avenue in the world… and one of the most expensive too, for businesses. Famous brand names fights relentlessly to have their own space there, and the selection process is ruthless (H&M, Abercrombie & Fitch and Dolce & Gabbana).
But there’s more to ‘Les Champs’ (as Parisians call the Champs-Elysees like that) than just shopping – although here you can do it in amazing style. With its wide leafy pavements, numerous cafés, bar, restaurant and cinemas and the most amazing view from the Arc de Triomphe straight down to the Place de la Concorde, the Champs Elysées is luxurious and stunning like nowhere else in the world. And don’t forget that nearby there are all the restaurants you could ask for, bars, nightlife and the Lido.
It’s also one of the city’s most popular meeting spots and often used for popular events. The Bastille parade that marches down it on 14th July is always impressive, it’s the venue for the last leg of the Tour de France and New Year’s Eve there is a rowdy but good-natured night with almost everyone holding a bottle of champagne!
Basically, if you visit Paris and miss the Champs Elysees, you haven’t really seen Paris…
from the 2014-04-18 until the 2014-04-26
Over 100 years after its creation, Swan Lake is the most performed ballet in the world. Tchaikovsky used aspects of his personal life to compose his work and revolutionised the approach to music.
The last tour was a huge success with 120 performances across Europe, attracting more than 200,000 spectators. Extra performances of Swan Lake will therefore take place in Paris this spring, interpreted by the Minsk Bolshoi, one of the world’s leading companies.
Palais des Congres
2 place de la Porte Maillot 75017 Paris
Metro : Porte Maillot
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