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Champs Elysées, Paris: 175 reviews and 289 photos
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
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