Champs Elysees is a street in the French capital of Paris. This is one of the most expensive, recognisable and famous streets in the world. It features cinemas, cafes and luxurious boutiques hidden behind clipped chestnut trees. Well-known monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde are located on this street. Champs Elysees is situated next to the presidential Palais de l’Élysée and the Grand Palais. The street name comes from Greek mythology.
The Champs Elysees is mainly occupied by retail units on street level with office space located above. Its buildings have mainly baroque influenced architecture and host the stores of many popular international brands, such as Zara, Nike, H&M, Cartier, Toyota, Bel Air Fashion, Disney, Adidas (the biggest store of the brand in the world), Benetton and others. Lovers of more luxurious shopping can visit the luxury boutiques of Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Lacoste and many more.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Champs Elysees is one of Paris’s biggest attractions. The street offers its visitors a variety of cultural events, restaurants, clubs, and shops. Dress up and enjoy classical ballet or opera performances at the Opéra Garnier, listen to live jazz or relax in Châtelet’s bar. Annually the strip hosts the largest military parade in Europe on Bastille Day. It is also home to the last stage of Tour de France. During the winter holidays the street is filled with festive lighting. Huge gatherings happen occasionally on the avenue, usually to celebrate popular events, such as New Year’s Eve. Among the various dining experiences Champs Elysees offers are Atelier Renault, Pizza Vesuvio and the Haagen-Daz’s International Flagship Boutique.
The nearest major airport is Paris-Orly Airport, located just 18 km (11 miles) from the Champs Elysees. Another nearby airport is Charles De Gaulle International Airport. These airports are serviced by public transportation from the Champs Elysees. Getting to central Paris is also possible by with SNCF French national railway authority trains arriving at six different stations. Reaching the strip by public transport is quite easy, as the Paris Métro Line 1 runs under it and stops at 4 stations: Charles de Gaulle – Étoile, George V, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau). Champs Elysees is a long street but is designed for pedestrians.