Paris - Champs-Élysées (Chapter)
This is the Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards chapter from Lonely Planet’s Paris guidebook.
Baron Haussmann reshaped the cityscape around the Arc de Triomphe, from which 12 avenues radiate, including the Champs-Élysées. To its east are gourmet shops garlanding the Église de la Madeleine, the Palais Garnier opera house and Grands Boulevards’ department stores.
- Climbing the Arc de Triomphe to survey the axe historique, extending from the Louvre to La Défense.
- Taking in a performance or touring the opulent 19th-century Palais Garnier opera house.
- Catching a free fashion show showcasing seasonal trends at the magnificent art nouveau department store Galeries Lafayette, and admiring the rooftop panorama.
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Neighbourhood Walking Tour, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sleeping, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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