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Champs Elysées

The 8th & 17th Arrondissements
The world-renowned Avenue des Champs Elysées is the spine of this busy Paris neighborhood. The “most beautiful avenue in the world” runs for nearly a mile between the Place de la Concorde and the Place de l’Etoile, where the Arc de Triomphe stands. The perfectly aligned path of monuments continues west to the Arche de la Défense, another two miles down the line. While the Champs Elysées and surrounding streets offer many elegant restaurants, luxury hotels, and upscale cafés, the area around Ternes and the Parc Monceau has a much more charming and authentic atmosphere, if you ask us.

The Must-Sees Near Champs Elysées

  • Table and chairs in the hidden garden of the Petit Palais

    Take in an exhibition at the Petit Palais then enjoy a coffee in the somewhat secret café in the courtyard

  • Lights and traffic on the Champs Elysées at night

    Stroll down the Champs-Elysées, one of the most famous streets in the world

  • Cars driving around the Arc de Triomphe.

    Climb up to the top of the Arc de Triomphe for some incredible views of Paris

  • Columns and pond at Paris Parc Monceau

    Get a bit of green by going for a leisurely walk around the bucolic Parc Monceau

  • Musée Nissim de Camondo

    Visit the Musée Nissim de Camondo, an exquisite manor from the 1900s with beautiful 18th-century furnishings

The Best Bars & Cafés in Champs Elysées


The Champs Elysées isn’t only about the dazzling lights and high-end shops; it’s also home to some local-loved bars, cool coffee shops, and upscale nightclubs. Whether you want to people-watch on the terrace of a sidewalk cafe or indulge in scrumptious sweets in a luxurious tea room, the area around Paris’s most iconic avenue has something for you.

The Best Shops Near the Champs Elysées


Luxury boutiques and flagship stores line the Champs Elysées. Among the world-renowned fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel, you’ll find exquisite perfume shops and high-end department stores. From the latest fashion trends to timeless scents, this is where to come for an unparalleled Parisian shopping experience.

The Best Ways To Relax Around Champs Elysées


This is where Parisian luxury and leisure converge, offering some truly exceptional experiences to unwind. Spend an evening at an incredible cabaret or let your worries melt away in one of the many five-star spas in the area.

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Map of Champs Elysées

Discover the district with our bird’s-eye-view map
Map of the Champs-Elysées Neighborhood in Paris

This high-end neighborhood covers portions of the 8th and 17th arrondissements, extending west from the Place de la Concorde, past the Arc de Triomphe, with the Parc Monceau to the northeast.

Main metro stations in the Champs-Elysées neighborhood:

  • Champs-Elysées – Clémenceau (Lines 1, 13)
  • Charles-de-Gaulle – Etoile (Lines 1, 2, 6)
  • Ternes (Line 2)
  • Monceau (Line 2)
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Life in the Neighborhood

By Karina

“The first place I ever lived in Paris (and I flitted between neighborhoods quite a lot) was the 17th Arrondissement by Boulevard de Courcelles. It was a quintessential bourgeois neighborhood, with light glinting from the chandeliers of lavish lofts, elderly dames walking their statuesque dogs, little girls in pristine dresses with squeaky patent black shoes, and a beautiful park with mossy greens and lacquered ponds, le Parc Monceau.

I used to spend my afternoons here when the weather allowed, sitting on a bench to watch the ducklings pitter patter on the water. In spring the magnolia trees would bloom and the wind would shower the lawns with airy petals of pink.

A few steps from the park on Avenue Vélasquez there’s the Musée Cernuschi exhibiting interesting pieces of Asian art from China, Japan, and Korea. This whole area between Avenue Wagram, Boulevard Malesherbes, and Avenue de Villiers is quite residential, but I found lots of unique museums that are a joy to explore since they’re not nearly as crowded as those in the more touristy areas of the city.

Metro Malesherbes was my point of transport, but most of my shopping was within walking distance on Rue de Lévis, a street full of markets, flower shops, and bakeries leading up to my favorite café, le Dôme.

In the neighborhood, I recommend visiting the Parc Monceau, the Musée Cernuschi, and Le Dôme café.”