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Champs-Élysées Paris

What to do in the best-known shopping street in Paris?

Champs-Élysées Paris

Avenue des Champs-Élysées is the best-known shopping street in Paris. Information and tips about the history, landmarks, and opening times of the Champs-Élysées can be found on

Visit Avenue des Champs-Élysées

  • George V. stop - Line 1
  • Charles de Gaulle-Étiolle stop – Line 1, 2, or 6

Avenue des Champs-Élysées must be the best-known avenue in all of France. The long avenue connects Place Charles de Gaulle in the east to Place la Concorde in the west. The historic Obelisk of Luxor is located at Place de la Concorde, and the Arc de Triomphe is located at Place Charles de Gaulle.

Sightseeing at Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Avenue des Champs-Élysées looks highly elegant since all of the billboards and branding along the avenue are white. You can visit chic boutiques for high-end fashion houses and spacious stores for well-known chain retailers. Also, there are many options for dining, such as classy cafés and restaurant. The stores on the Champs-Élysées have variable opening hours. The majority of the stores are open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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History of the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France

Avenue des Champs-Élysées has existed since the 17th century; construction of the avenue started around 1667. The avenue was not given its name until 1709. During the years, the avenue has been extended and embellished. Napoleon III made considerable improvements to the city’s infrastructure and elevated the avenue to a prominent location.

Avenue des Champs-Élysées, today

When French people gather in Paris, chances are this will be on the Champs-Élysées. Every year on New Year's Eve, Parisians gather here. The same thing happened when the French won the World Cup in 1998. Furthermore, Avenue des Champs-Élysées serves as the annual finish line for the Tour de France.

The Champ-Élysées also play a significant part in the celebration of Bastille Day in France. Every year, on July 14th, the French remember the start of the French Revolution. On Bastille Day, a military parade passes down Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

Video: Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France


How do I get to the Champs-Élysées?

The Paris metro is a convenient and easy way to visit Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The well-known avenue can be reached via Line 1 at the George V. stop or via Line 1, Line 2, or Line 6 at the Charles de Gaulle-Étiolle stop.

A boarding point for the Paris Hop-on Hop-off water bus is located at the Champs-Élysées. Click here for additional information

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