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Champs-Elysées

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Champs-Elysées.

Champs-Elysées features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Paris City Guide3-day Paris City Guide5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • One of the most famous streets in the world

Time required: 60 minutes

Web site: http://www.champselysees...

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 1: Champs Elysées Clemenceau station
  • Metro Line 13: Champs Elysées Clemenceau station

Address:

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Photo: wallyg

Things you need to know:

  • Champs-Elysées (Elysian Fields) is one of the best known avenues in the world connecting Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde
  • It came into existence when the royal gardener, André Le Nôtre, planted trees beyond the border of the Tuileries Garden
  • First it was called Grand Cours (Great Way)
  • It earned prominence and became the prime place of socializing and entertainment in the mid-19th century
  • Since Napoleon's funeral in 1840 it became the route for state funerals, processions, parades and city events
  • The Rond Point des Champs-Elysées is the nicest part featuring chestnut trees and flower beds

What to do there:

  • Walk along the famous street
  • Do some shopping or relax in a café

 

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Champs-Elysées features in these preplanned City Guides: