With its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut trees, the Champs-Élysées is arguably one of the most famous streets in the world. Along with that, it is also one of the most expensive strips of real estate in the world. There are several French monuments on the street, including the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde.
The Champs-Élysées avenue begins at the Place de la Concorde, a square with a massive Egypt obelisk in the middle. The street’s ending point is the 50 meters tall Arc de Triomphe. At the time when it was built, the Arc de Triomphe was an architectural wonder. It honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. It was commissioned in 1806 after the victory at Austerlitz by Napoleon at the peak of his fortunes. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.
Every year Tour De France finishes at Champs Elysees.
The Champs-Élysées avenue stretches on almost 2 kilometers, in the 8th Paris arrondissement. The area is very well connected with the other parts of the city, so you can easily get to and away from here.
The closest metro station to Arc de Triomphe is Charles de Gaulle Etoile.
The Champs-Élysées is one of the most luxurious streets in the world. Don’t expect bargains here as the prices in all the venues around are very high.