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 have only just got the OK, and probably won’t open until 2010).
But there’s more to ‘Les Champs’ (as Parisians call it) than just shopping – although here you can do it in amazing style. With its wide leafy pavements, numerous cafés 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…
How to get there
Metro 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13 :
Charles-de-Gaules Etoile, George V, Champs-Elysees Clemenceau, Concorde
RER A :
from the 2018-01-10 until the 2018-02-20
Paris Winter sales !
Shop til you drop !
During six weeks, Paris is the place for winter sales. In the department stores of the Champs Elysees, in the boutiques Golden Triangle, in the luxury boutiques of Avenue Montaigne take advantage of the winter sales !
An opportunity to treat yourself as a queen in the capital of fashion and shopping.
Around town and specificaly around the Champs Elysees