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Les Champs-Elysées

The Champs Elysées with the Arc de Triomphe at the end.

Les Champs-Elysées

Paris’s Most Famous Avenue


Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

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This iconic Parisian avenue needs no introduction. Running all the way from the Jardin des Tuileries up to the giant roundabout at the Place de l’Étoile, this 1.2-mile boulevard passes many monuments (including the Petit and Grand Palais), 5-star hotels, and luxury shops before ending at the Arc de Triomphe.

Although it’s become a must for visitors due to its reputation as “the most beautiful avenue in the world,” the Avenue des Champs-Elysées isn’t particularly enthralling in and of itself.

It’s mostly tourists that fill its wide sidewalks. International chains like Zara and Five Guys have set up shop here, somewhat oddly across from the flagship Louis Vuitton store and the infamously expensive Fouquet’s restaurant.

Personally, I wouldn’t recommend walking the whole street. Instead, hop on a bus or get off the metro at the George V station to save your legs while still being able to see the sights.

Christmas Lights in Paris

If you’re in town around Christmas, however, Les Champs-Elysées is certainly worth seeing. The street glitters under the holiday lights and typically hosts an enormous Christmas market.

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