Champs Elysees Paris France

Champs Elysees Paris France is a two-kilometer long avenue. It is, in fact, one of the most famous and most expensive avenues in the world.

The avenue, which the locals often call as “la plus belle avenue du monde” (“the most beautiful avenue in the world”), is about 2 km long…

…running all the way from Place de la Concorde to the Paris Arc de Triomphe.

Avenue des Champs-Élysées is the most sought after address in France, where the best shopping spaces along the avenue can rent for as high as € 11,840 per square meter / month (average being, however, closer to € 600 per sq.m / month).

Champs Elysees Paris France

PHOTO: A view to the Avenue des Champs-Élysées six lane wide western end, where it ends on the triumphal arc of Paris. The arc was erected by Napoleon to honor his military victories.

Champs Elysees pedestrian walkway Paris France

PHOTO: Champs-Élysées sidewalks are often full of people…thanks to the place’s popularity among tourists and locals alike, and despite the wideness of the walkway.

Louis Vuitton store Champs Elysees Paris France

PHOTO: For shopping in Paris, Champs Élysées has many choices. For example, you’ll be able to find clothing / fashion boutiques, shopping malls, a Virgin Megastore (www.virginmega.fr), and a variety of restaurants. Louis Vuitton flagship store in the picture is located at 101, Avenue des Champs-Elysees.

Eastern side of Champs-Élysées (from Place de la Concorde) is characterized by green areas, and dotted by monumental buildings, such as:

  • Théâtre Marigny,
  • Petit Palais, and
  • Grand Palais.

Towards the western end of the avenue, the street transforms into a shopping street.

On the western side of the street, you’ll find cafes, restaurants (including French fast food chain Quick, www.quick.fr, and McDonalds, www.mcdonalds.fr)…

…and stores selling luxury goods, such as Benetton, Cartier & Louis Vuitton.

The western side of Champs-Elysees also has flagship stores for Adidas, Disney, Nike, Zara, and Gap.

The street is located next to the French presidential palace, the Palais de l’Élysée, easily fitted into a day’s itinerary for sightseeing.