The Avenue des Champs Elysees is the most famous avenue in the world located in Paris, France. The French boulevard is home to world class cinemas, exuberant cafes, fabulous boutiques and fantastic high end specialty shops it is flocked year round by tourists from across the globe. The Champs-Elysees is regarded as the world’s most expensive strips of real estate in the world. The boulevard is around 1.91 kilometers in length and begins at the Place de la Concorde in northwestern Paris and ends at the Place Charles de Gaulle. The Champs-Elysees is also called “la plus belle avenue du monde”, which means “the most lovely avenue in the world”. The Champs-Elysees is the crown of the tourism capital of the world, Paris.
Things to Do in Champs-Elysees
Aquarium de Paris
An aquarium and a cinema may seem a strange combination but the two coexist nicely in the space underneath the Trocadero gardens. The aquarium is home to more than 10,000 fish and a giant tank of small sharks, it also hosts puppet, magic shows and workshops for children in animation, art, and dancing.
Location: 5 Avenue Albert de Mun, Paris.
Arc de Triomphe
The Arch of Titus inspired Arc de Triomphe is a prodigious 164-foot high triumphal arch which was started by Napoleon who liked to consider himself the heir to the great Roman emperors in order to celebrate his military triumph. The Arc is famous for the wonderful sculptures by Francois Rude, it includes the well known La Marseillaise, and the names of Napoleon’s generals are engraved on the Arch’s stone facade.
Location: Place Charles de Gaulle.
Cite de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
The Cite de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine is a museum of architecture; it was opened in 2007, merging existing and new collections. It also houses the French Institute of Architecture and the School of Chaillot.
Location: 1, Place du Trocadero, Paris, France.
Palais de Chaillot:
The Palais de Chaillot is a building that was opened in 1937 for an international exhibition of Art and Technology. The plaza-terrace is a hot spot for visitor’s intent on snapping the perfect view of the magnificent Eiffel Tower.
Location: 1 Place du Trocadero et du 11 Novembre, Paris.
Other famous attractions include the Palais de la Decouverte, Musee de la Marine, Musee Dapper and the Palais Galliera, Musee de la Mode among others.
Europe’s largest military parade passes through the Champs-Elysees on the Bastille Day ever year and is viewed by the French President. During the Advent, Christmas and Theophany Holidays the whole Champs-Elysees is lighted for tourists. The final stage of the most famous bike race the Tour de France also finishes on the Champs-Elysees, the accompanying award ceremony also takes place here. The Tour de France gives a huge boost to the tourism industry in France every year attracting thousands of spectators.
Accommodation is easy to find near the Avenue des Champs Elysees. The area’s popular staying options for tourists include the
- Hotel Powers
- Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysees
- Prince de Galles
- Warwick Champs-Elysees
- The Helzear Champs Elysees.
There are countless other options ranging for super expensive hotels to budgets hotels as millions of people tour the French capital throughout the year.