Champs-Élysées, the most beautiful and famous avenue in the world?
As a link between Charles de Gaulle Place and Concorde, the Champs-Élysées avenue is renowned throughout the world. In the city of light, a two-kilometer window of French excellence is open to you.
Highstay takes you on a stroll along the Champs-Élysées, where the most beautiful luxury houses, diverse cultural offerings, and extraordinary gastronomic discoveries are more abundant than ever.
The place to be
Whether it's the July 14th parade for the French National Day, the start of the Paris Marathon in April, or the arrival of the Tour de France in July, the Champs-Élysées avenue is the iconic location that hosts French events of international significance.
The world of cinema also meets at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival which brings together the best of French and American independent cinema in June.
Finally, to experience the countdown to the New Year, the Champs-Élysées is the magical place where you can witness the final countdown projected onto the Arc de Triomphe.
Center of gravity of french excellence
Strolling in front of the most beautiful luxury shops while savoring a Ladurée macaron, discovering the latest Vuitton models, taking a tour of the Disney Store or Apple Store. All tastes and ages find their happiness by taking their way to the Champs-Élysées.
The legendary avenue is the showcase of world luxury: Like the perfumery Guerlain, established in a building since 1913 and listed as a Historical Monument, the American jeweler Tiffany & Co has also chosen the Champs-Élysées for a boutique designed regarding the one in the fifth avenue in New York.
About gastronomy, the Champs-Élysées shine with the presence of the Pavillon Ledoyen, the most starred independent establishment in the world, which brings together three Michelin-starred restaurants. But you can also find the Fouquet's or the Atelier de Joël Robuchon. At their table, savor a veal quasi which goes well with mushrooms rigatoni while contemplating the architecture of buildings classified as historical monuments.
The heart of Paris, the Champs-Élysées is alive day and night: some prestigious nightclubs such as Les Planches are the place to be for unforgettable evenings.
An avenue that opens up to the culture world.
When it comes to visiting an exhibition, the hardest part will be choosing between the Grand Palais, the Petit Palais, the Palais de la Découverte or the Musée de l'Orangerie.
To make your decision, seek advices from the statues of Maillol, Rodin or Giacometti that reside in the Tuileries Garden. Walking along the Champs-Élysées is an opportunity to admire the obelisk of the Temple of Luxor, which is a gift that Egypt once gave to France.
Today, the Palais Bourbon is the seat of the National Assembly, but its architecture still transports us back to the 18th century. The Hôtels du Crillon, the Marine or the Coislin are all big names for stories that have made history. Various museums, several cinemas, and four theaters by the Champs-Elysées, making it the most beautiful avenue in the world and an artery of culture.
The Champs-Élysées find their inspiration by Le Nôtre, Louis XIV's gardener. After already four centuries of success, they are planing huge transformations aimed in order to embellish even more the avenue. They’re playing more greens areas to make a promenade that will still radiates French elegance.
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