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Champs-Elysées Guide

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

Getting there

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.

Quick facts

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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