Paris - Champs-Elysees & Grands Boulevards (PDF Chapter)
This is the Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards chapter from Lonely Planet’s Paris guidebook.
The Champs-Élysées and Grands Boulevards area is grandiose in layout. The Arc de Tri-omphe, place de la Concorde, place de la Madeleine and the Opéra – are joined by majestic boulevards, each lined with harmonious rows of Haussmann-era buildings.
- climb Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe to survey the axe historique, extending from the Louvre to La Défense, and paying tribute to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
- take in a performance at Palais Garnier or tour this mythic 19th-century opera house, where Chagall’s ceiling mural is on display
- catch a free fashion show showcasing seasonal trends at the magnificent art nouveau Galeries Lafayette department store and admire the rooftop panorama
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.
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