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The Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous boulevards in the world, stretching for 1.9 kilometres from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe on Place Charles de Gaulle. The 70 metre wide avenue is lined with theatres, cafés, and luxury shops, and hosts the annual Bastille Day military parade. It is named after the Elysium from Greek mythology which is a paradise for heroes after their death. Drive down the avenue in style on a Vintage Citroen 2CV, and enjoy the beautiful sights of the landmarks on the route.

Champs-Élysées was originally laid out in 1667 as an extension of the Tuileries Garden from Place de la Concorde to Rond-Point by André Le Nôtre, who transformed the uninhabited marshes in the area into beautiful formal gardens and an arterial avenue. It was extended further over the centuries to become the axis of west Paris.

The original lower part of the boulevard, from the Place de la Concorde to the Rond-Point, runs through the Jardin des Champs-Élysées, a 14 hectare park that contains the Grand Palais, Petit Palais, Théâtre Marigny, Espace Pierre Cardin, Marionnettes des Champs-Élysées, Statue de Clemenceau, Winston Churchill Statue, and several restaurants. The stretch from Rond-Point to the Arc de Triomphe is lined with commercial establishments, mostly upscale outlets such as Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Guerlain, and Fouquet's.



About Champs Elysees

 8th Arrondissement, 75008 Paris, France

 Nearest Transit: Franklin D. Roosevelt (Line No. 1 & 9)

Champs Elysees and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower(1.6 km)
The Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Paris and one of the most famous landmarks in the world.

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe(0.8 km)
Arc de Triomphe, the iconic triumphal arch, forms the focus of the main east-west road axis of Paris, running between the Louvre and the Grande Arche de la Défense in the west.

Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries(1.8 km)
Originally adjoining the now-disappeared royal palace of the Tuileries, these gardens lying immediately west of the Louvre offer a central open space for Parisians and visitors with semi-formal gardens (an outdoor gallery for modern sculpture), various cafés, ice-cream and crépe stalls and a summer fun fair.

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse
Pont Alexandre III

Pont Alexandre III(0.9 km)

Musee Nissim de Camondo

Musee Nissim de Camondo(1.1 km)

Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine(1 km)
One of the best-known and most beautiful churches in Paris, in the guise of a Corinthian order Classical temple.

Musee d'Orsay

Musee d'Orsay(1.9 km)
Housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station (completed in 1900 for the Exposition Universelle, later saved from demolition and converted to its present use), the rambling, open-plan museum is home to the works of the great artists of the 19th century (1848-1914) - Impressionists, post-Impressionists, and the rest - that were formerly displayed in the Louvre.

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