Well-known av des Champs-Elysees begins to the east from place de la Concorde. Now it is the central highway of Paris. That means "paradise fields " as elisium means in Greek "paradise".
The continuation of gardens Tuileries avenues for Maria Medici was planted there. In 1667 Lenotre began their expansion to the west. In the end of the XVIII century the avenue was prolonged up to pl. d'Etoil (now - pl. Charles de Gaulle).
In 1840 the mourning procession passed with a body of Napoleon through the avenues. The length of the prospectus is about two kilometers. Offices of the large companies, restaurants and cafe, firm shops settle down on both sides of the prospectus.
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without a stroll down the most famous boulevard in Paris, the Champs Elysees. It may not be as elegant as it once was, you will find chain stores like Nike and Sephora, fast food joints like McDonald's and Quick Burger, but still, it's the Champs Elysees!
Start at the top end near the Arc de Triomphe, Napoleon's homage to himself, climb to the top for a cool view of the city's orderly system of boulevards and not too orderly traffic. Make your way through the throngs of tourists, you can stop by the Petit Palais, the permanent collection is free here and the architecture is stunning, and the Grand Palais. The end of the famous boulevard is Place de la Concorde where you will find the obelisk and the start of the Jardin des Tuileires.
I confess that I did eat at Quick Burger with a fussy teenager but otherwise I have not stopped along the way to eat or drink unless you count crepes from a sidewalk stand, you might want to check prices before you sit down at any of the cafes as this is the most expensive real estate in the city, I'm guessing that the cafe prices will also be the most expensive in the city.
This runs from the Louvre, through the Place de La Concord to the Arc de Triumph.
It is certainly one of the main roads of Paris, and was origionally constructed as an avenue for the victorious French armies to return to Paris through in their glory.
It.s certainly imposing
DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES is a long road, walking from the Arc De Triomphe to the Louvre was a loooooong walk, but a nice one never the least. I was just anxious about getting to the Louvre...which was closed anyways, but thats a different story.
Did u know that if u are walking down from the Arc De Triomphe towards the Louvre. on your left hand side there is a Mcdonalds with white arches. i been told its the only one in the world with white arches. Just thought i would throw that in.
Make sure u are wearing your walking shoes, and have a few platinum credit cards on hand if u are planning to do any shopping... This avenue is so bling bling, that it has its own website. If u would like to visit the website, click on the following link DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES
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Admittedly highly specialised, and something hardly obvious for the Champs Elysees, are the car show rooms of Citroen, Renault and Peugot. I'm not a car nut but there's something fascinating about the 3 showrooms spread over the last kilometre or so prior to reaching Arc de Triomphe (when heading from the direction of the Louvre).
But they're not showrooms in terms of displaying 30 variations of 5 latest models. They're showpiece showrooms - and they're as much about the history of the 3 companies as well as the future more than the present. So check out cars of 70-100 years ago through to those that may be on our roads in 10 years time.
Champs Elysées is one of the most famous avenues in the world.
It starts from Arc de Triomphe at "Charles de Gaulle-Etoile" ends down after 2.2km at Place de la Concorde the largest square of Paris.
Along the avenue you can find some expensive stores (Louis Vuiton, Prada, Cartier etc) full of luxury products which are nice for window shopping only. There are also a lot of cafes and restaurants too (and yes, most of them have ridiculous high prices)
What I liked most was the wide sidewalks with the long tree lines. Don’t forget that Champs Elysees were built with wide sidewalks for the rich people that were showing off here during the Belle Époque at the end of 19th century.
In our days this is the avenue where the official parades take place
Two kilometres long, running east/west from the Place de la Concorde to the Place Charles de Gaulle and the Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile, the Champs Elysees is one of the most famous avenues in the world, and, until recently, the most expensive retail rental in Europe (London's Bond Street recently overtook it).
The eastern end is surrounded by greenery (Carre Marigny) and it is only about half way from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe before the famous shops, restaurants, cafes and cinemas take over.
The 'Elysian Fields' was originally fields and market gardens, a formal extension of the Jardin de Tullieries being made in the early 18th century. It became a fashionable boulevard at the end of the 18th century but the Champs Elysees developed as an upmarket shopping destination at the end of the 19th century.
Today it has lost a little of its glamour as some of the multinational retail outlets have moved in - the largest Adidas outlet in the world, Benetton, Nike, Zara, Gap etc but Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc and Cartier are a few of the luxury brands that remain 'on the street' (many of the fashion houses are now to be found in the streets to the immediate north).
Champs-Elysees (Elysian Fields) were completed after the Arc de Triomphe was built in the early 19th Century. In the early 1900s the street attracted popularity for the rich and famous for its chic cafe terraces and expensive boutiques and lined with trees and gardens. After a commercial spell, the Champs-Elysees went through a transformation in the 1990s and restoring the former glory to as they were at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Avenue des Champs-Elysées was created in 1667 by Louis XIV gardener for improving the view from the Tuileries garden.
Now Avenue des Champs-Elysees running from the place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe.
It is one of the most prestigious and luxury shopping boulevards of Paris.
This 1.9 km long avenue, which is known as "The Most Beautiful Avenue in the World" (La plus belle avenue du monde), is one expensive piece of real estate! There are numerous cafes, cinemas, luxury stores (e.g. the flagship store of Louis Vuitton is found here) etc on this famous street. It forms part of the historic axis of Paris, together with Arc de Triomphe and other monuments. The streets are lined with horse-chestnut trees.
The traditional last stage of the Tour de France is the Champs-Élysées stage, and the subsequent awards ceremony also takes place directly on the Avenue.
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