"Champs Elysees" Top 5 Page for this destination Champs-Elysées Tip by BeatChick

Champs-Elysées, Paris: 178 reviews and 299 photos

  Arc de Triomphe from the Champs Elysees
by BeatChick
 
  • Arc de Triomphe from the Champs Elysees - Paris
      Arc de Triomphe from the Champs Elysees
    by BeatChick
  • Champs Elysées - vista to the Arc de Triomphe - Paris
      Champs Elysées - vista to the Arc de Triomphe
    by BeatChick
  • Arc de Triomphe - Champs Elysées - Paris
      Arc de Triomphe - Champs Elysées
    by BeatChick
  • Arc de Triomphe - long vista down Champs Elysees - Paris
      Arc de Triomphe - long vista down Champs Elysees
    by BeatChick
 

Surely, one of the most famous streets in the world, this avenue provides a vista from the Arc du Carousel at the Louvre past the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, one of Paris' most famous landmarks. The vista continues to the west along the Avenue de la Grande Armee and Avenue Charles de Gaulle to the Grande Arche de la Defense to complete one of the best stretches through Paris.

This is also one of the most expensive streets in Paris with many expensive shops, restaurants & automobile stores along the avenue. When people tell me they've visited Paris and that it was so expensive, I ask them where did you shop & dine. Why, along the Champs Elysees, of course. Of course. That's why your trip was so expensive!

Naturally, you have to visit the Champs Elysees as it's emblematic of Paris and the vibe on the avenue is very bustling, a lot of lively energy here. However, it's very touristy and not entirely representative of Paris, which can be an excellent city to visit on a modest budget. Just don't shop on the Champs.

Click on the photo to see the full shot including the Arc de Triomphe. Look at some of these photos that I took from an island in the middle of the street. I had more than a few cars honking at me & I'm sure I heard a "crazy Americain" thrown at me.

Photos: April 2003 & Feb 2006

Address: Champs Elysees, Paris 75008
Directions: Champs Elysees
Website: http://www.champselysees.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 21, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse

Comments

BeatChick Visits Here Frequently!

BeatChick

“Love Ireland!”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 3 6
Forum Rank:
0 0 7 2 6

Have you been to Paris?

  Share Your Travels