Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Until André Le Nôtre planted it in the 17th century, the most colossal boulevard in Paris was a dismal tract of marshes. The boulevard’s beautiful structures were planned by Baron Haussman, a Parisian city planner, a century later. The Champs-Elysées are split into two sections, with the Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées serving as the crossroads.

The Jardin des Champs-Élysées and the Petit Palais fine arts museum are located on the lower half of the Champs-Elysées, which runs parallel to the Place du Concorde. Luxury boutiques, hotels, restaurants, cafés, theatres, and theatres line the upper section, which extends to the Arc de Triomphe. This lively location attracts a large number of tourists and serves as a meeting point for Parisians.

The Champs-Elysées is known for prestigious establishments such as Maison Ladurée (75 Avenue des Champs-Elysées), a pâtisserie known for its 18th-century tea salon and delicious pastries (their speciality is “macarons”), and upscale designer boutiques such as Tiffany & Co. (62 Avenue des Champs-Élysées), Louis-Vuitton (101 Avenue des Champs-Élysées), and Cartier (

The famed “brasserie du luxe” restaurant and hotel Le Fouquet’s (99 Avenue des Champs-Élysées) and the upscale culinary restaurant L’Atelier Étoile de Jol Robuchon (133 Avenue des Champs-Élysées), both of which have one Michelin star, are the best alternatives for fine dining.

Although the Champs-Elysées has a refined image, there are many budget-friendly establishments such as the Disney toy store, H&M clothing store, Starbucks, Quick, Burger King, and McDonald’s that appeal to travellers and students on a budget.