Often described as ‘the world’s most beautiful avenue’, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées is the highpoint of the whole Champs-Elysées district. Bounded by the Avenue Matignon and the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in the north, the Place de la Concorde in the east and by the Avenue Marceau in the west, this district continues to attract millions of visitors every year.
The Avenue des Champs-Elysees, which connects the Place de l’Etoile, with its magnificent Arc de Triomphe, to the Place de la Concorde, is one of the smartest avenues in the capital. This is where the best luxury shops are, as well as the most famous nightclubs like Queen and Duplex. Nearby, shopaholics will love strolling up the luxurious Avenue Montaigne, one of Paris’ leading fashion hubs. At the bottom of the avenue, you will find some of Paris’ top landmarks: the Palais de la Decouverte (the central and original Science Museum), the Grand Palais, built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900 that hosts Paris’ biggest exhibitions today, and the Petit Palais (Museum of Fine Art). During the year, the Avenue des Champs-Elysees is also host to a number of events and attractions like the art fairs Art Elysées and Design Elysées.
Also worth seeing: the various entertainment venues – the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, the Marigny Theatre and the Theatre du Rond-Point; the famous Crazy Horse and the Lido. Finally, at a short distance, the Alma Bridge (Pont de l’Alma) and its Liberty Flame have become famous since Lady Diana’s accident in 1997.