Champs Elysees Paris
Considered as the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs Elysées is one of the most renowned sights of Paris.
Colbert, minister and superintendent, had the idea of creating this great Parisian boulevard in 1667. The Champs Elysées took their name from Greek mythology. Indeed, it was a place of Hell where virtuous people enjoyed resting after their death. The avenue took this name in 1789 after wearing “Grande allée du Roule”, "Avenue des Tuileries" and "Avenue Grille-Royale".
The straight avenue extends from the Place de la Concorde and its famous obelisk to the Place du general De Gaulle where stands the Arc de Triomphe. Moreover, on every summer solstice, it is possible to see the sun inside the door of the “Arc de Triomphe”, a moment occurring only once a year.
Along the Champs Elysées stand many luxury shops such as Louis Vuitton, Guerlain or Macaroons House of Ladurée but also different entertainment venues as the famous Lido and several cinemas. The lower part of the Champs includes green spaces close to the Elysée Palace and the Grand Palace.
To organize your stay in Paris, our boutique hotel in Paris La Madeleine will let you reach many tourist sights thanks to its ideal location in the heart of Paris.