"The most famous street!" Champs-Élysées Tip by illumina

Champs-Élysées, Paris: 164 reviews and 271 photos

The Champs Elysées, which means Elysian fields, were originally nothing but fields, until Marie de Medicis decided in 1616 to put up a long tree-lined pathway. In 1667, Le Notre extended the vista of the Tuileries and the Champs-Elysees became a very fashionable place to walk. The avenue was extended up to Chaillot hill, now the site of the Arc de Triomphe and the place de l'Etoile, in 1724; but the avenue did not become city property until 1828, when they added footpaths, fountains and gas-lighting.

Between the Arc de Triomphe and the Rond Point des Champs Elysees, it's actually quite a boring walk; but from there to the Louvre it becomes delightful as you are walking through parks, which eventually become the Jardin des Tuileries.

Address: Champs-Élysées, Pairs 75008
Directions: Between Place Charles de Gaulle & Place de la Concorde
Phone: +33753382983
Website: http://www.comite-champs-elysees.com/#

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  • Written May 12, 2006
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