This is the most famous street in the city of Paris. Its tree-lined sidewalks sweep from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. The concept dates back to 1670 and the Sun King – Louis XIV. Yet, it took many centuries before it became the showpiece street of Paris.
This avenue in the 8th arrondissement is a combination of tourist kitsch and elegant couturier. It is always alive with tourists and wealthy shoppers.
In July, it fills to capacity for the final leg of the famed bicycle race – the Tour de France. You do not have to buy anything along its route. It is necessary, however, to walk along its length and admire its breadth with its roundabouts, fashionable side streets and 18th century structures.
While you are in the neighborhood, you may consider fitting in any of the following nearby attractions:
- Arc de Triomphe
- Palais Royal
- Luxor Obelix – dating from the 8th century
- Crazy Horse Saloon
- Avenue Montaigne
- Hôtel Crillon