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"The Grand Shopping Avenue" Champs-Élysées Tip by longsanborn

Champs-Élysées, Paris: 163 reviews and 267 photos

  Champs-Élysées at night
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The Champs-Élysées, literally means the "Elysian Fields", is a broad and busy avenue. Its full name is actually "Avenue des Champs-Élysées". It is one of the most famous streets in the world because of the cinemas, cafés, boutiques, designer brandnames and luxury specialty shops that line both side of the avenue. The name refers to the Elysian Fields, the place of the blessed in Greek mythology. The Champs-Élysées has been called La plus belle avenue du monde ("The most beautiful avenue in the world").

The avenue runs for 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) from the Place de la Concorde in the east, with its Obelisk, to the Place Charles de Gaulle (formerly the Place de l'Étoile) in the west, location of the Arc de Triomphe. If you stand in the middle of the avenue, on the concrete island that divides the road, you can see the Arc de Triomphe on one end of the avenue, and the big Obelisk on the other end.

The Champs-Élysées is a great place for shopping and people watching. Just make sure when you get there, take great care of your wallets because you will be very tempted to shop till you drop! LOL...

Address: Champs-Élysées, Pairs 75008
Directions: Between Place Charles de Gaulle & Place de la Concorde
Phone: +33753382983

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2007
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