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 2018-02-06 until the 2018-05-13
Dutch artists in Paris, 1789-1914
Van Gogh, Van Dongen, Mondrian...
The Petit Palais museum is presenting, from February 06th until May 13th, 2018, an exceptional exhibition that puts on view artworks by Dutch and French artists who produced some of the most noteworthy works of art from 1789 up until 1914.
Most of the works date back mainly to the 19th century and are brought together, on this occasion, in an attempt to throw light on the important aesthetic exchanges that took place between the artists and the great impact of the Dutch on the evolution art in France.
This temporary exhibition actually makes a special opportunity for every art enthusiast to contemplate rare and unique works by leading masters of art such as Van Gogh, Jongkind, Ary Scheffer, Mondrian, and other contemporary artists.
To visit "Dutch artists in Paris, 1789-1914", you can book your ticket online via the website of the museum to avoid the queue.
Edwin Becker, Head of Exhibitions, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Stéphanie Cantarutti, Chief Curator, Petit Palais, Paris
Christophe Leribault, Director of the Petit Palais, Paris
Mayken Jonkman, Curator, 19th-Century Art, RKD, The Hague
The exhibition is the result of a joint effort by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and the Petit Palais, Paris, and the RKD, The Hague.
The Petit Palais,
Avenue Winston Churchill,