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 2017-09-21 until the 2018-01-29
at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris
Thanks to his creativity in producing some of the best fashion and still life photography, the American photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009) succeeded to make a name for himself throughout the world at a very early stage of his career.
His works were on so many occasions featured in Vogue magazine and also used for advertisement for renowned clients such as Clinique and Issey Miyake.
Until January 29th, 2018, the Galeries nationales of the Grand Palais will be presenting, in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, a grand exhibition of Penn’s most wonderful and interesting photographs to celebrate the centennial of his birth. It holds a remarkable selection of his works that retraces his career, life, and passions.
Simplicity and elegance, two of the major characteristics of the artist’s style are shown to the audiences at the museum through more than 235 photographic prints, amazing drawings, and paintings.
Nudes, beauty, still life, cigarettes, fashion, and debris, all of these different genres are highlighted in the exhibition. So, don't miss it!
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France