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Champs-Elysees
Vacation Travel Guide

Sublime architectural sites and some of the best shopping in Paris ensure that you can happily spend a day or two exploring this famous street. 

Walk along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and gaze up at the imposing Arc de Triomphe. Discover the history behind the intricate carvings decorating it. Enjoy the walk along the boulevard and shop in the designer stores lining the road.

At 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) long and 230 feet (70 meters) wide, the Champs-Élysées cuts a wide swath from east to west through the heart of the French capital. It was originally laid out in the 17th century and was named after the Elysian Fields, the heavenly resting place for Greek gods.

Once you arrive, stop first at the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Despite being commissioned by Napoleon in 1806, this 164-foot-high (50-meter) arch was not finished until 30 years later, after his death. The arch stands on an island at the middle of a multi-lane roundabout. Reach it via an underground walkway. Get close to note the carvings adorning the arch, which pay tribute to the military escapades of the French emperor. Climb to the top for thrilling views.

Walk east along the street and peruse the fashion boutiques to find clothes and jewelry from some of the planet’s biggest brands. Relax with a coffee and watch as people hurry back and forth along the avenue. If you have a larger appetite, taste delicious French cooking or traditional Western food at numerous restaurants serving food from lunchtime into the evening.

Walk 30 minutes or take the metro to Place de la Concorde at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées. This vast square was the site of thousands of beheadings during the French Revolution.

The Champs-Élysées is located near the center of Paris. Several stations along the street are connected to the rest of the city by regular train services. Parisians gather along this lengthy boulevard to celebrate important events. Whether it is New Year’s Eve or an important soccer game, come here to soak up the lively atmosphere.

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Hotel Galileo
Hotel Galileo
3 out of 5
54 Rue Galilee, Paris, Paris
The price is $72 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is steps from Avenue Georges V and Champs-Elysees. Lido and Arc de Triomphe are also within 10 minutes. George V Station ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (613 reviews)
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"This hotel is a gem. Perfectly located down the street from les Champs Elysées. My room was grand and spacious. Cleanliness could not be any better. Reception desk and staff were friendly and very helpful. I would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

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Hôtel Plaza Athénée - Dorchester Collection
5 out of 5
25 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, Paris
The price is $1,205 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

Located in Paris City Center, this luxury palace is within a 10-minute walk of Avenue Montaigne, Champs-Elysees, and Pont de l'Alma. Grand Palais and Lido are ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (165 reviews)

"Excellent service, the best hotel experience so far."…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

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Hôtel du Triangle d'Or
3 out of 5
6 Rue Godot De Mauroy, Paris, Paris
The price is $100 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is steps from Paris Olympia and Grands Boulevards. Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore and Place de la Madeleine are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (841 reviews)

"Amazing location just 5-10min from Place Vendome and Louvree Museum. Rooms were nice with cute view. Stuff in the hotel is very helpful and amazing :)"…"

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Hotel Galileo
Hotel Galileo
3 out of 5
54 Rue Galilee, Paris, Paris
The price is $72 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
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Hôtel Plaza Athénée - Dorchester Collection
5 out of 5
25 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, Paris
The price is $1,205 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
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3 out of 5
6 Rue Godot De Mauroy, Paris, Paris
The price is $100 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
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Maison Albar Hotels Le Diamond
5 out of 5
4 Rue de la Pepiniere, Paris, Paris
The price is $193 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
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3 out of 5
52 Rue Galilee, 08, Paris, Paris
The price is $79 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
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Hotel Eden Opéra
3 out of 5
35 rue Jean Baptiste Pigalle, Paris, Paris
The price is $105 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2
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4 out of 5
44 Rue de Bourgogne, Paris, Paris
The price is $137 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
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4 out of 5
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The price is $181 per night from Mar 30 to Mar 31
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Hôtel Bowmann
5 out of 5
99 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris
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