The most famous avenue in Paris.
Located in the 8th arrondissement, the Champs-Elysées is known for luxury shopping, theaters and cafés.
Avenue des Champs-Élysées, from Place de la Concorde to Place Charles de Gaulle
Metro: M1, M2, M6 to Charles de Gaulle - Étoile; M1, M9, M12 to Concorde
Walking: Start at Place de la Concorde (Concorde metro on Rue Royale) and end at Place Charles de Gaulle
At only 2 km/1.2 mile long, Champs-Elysées can be experienced in a relatively short walk.
Visit on July 14 (Bastille Day) to see the largest military parade in Europe.
Visit from late November to early January to view the holiday lighting.
Champs-Elysées is French for Elysian Fields, the paradise afterlife in Greek mythology.
New businesses must be approved by the Comité Champs-Élysées, a committee dedicated to preserving the avenue's character and lobbying authorities for extended business hours and special events.
Rents are high on Champs-Elysées, especially on the north side due to its exposure to sunlight.
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