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Location: From the Place de la Concorde in the east to the Place Charles de Gaulle in the west in the city of Paris, France.
Best time to Visit: September-October. July is the time for Bastille Day military parade on Champs-Elysee.
Preferred Timing: 09.30 a.m. to 05.30 p.m.
How to Get:
Air:
The nearest airport is Charles de Gaulle International Airport (LFPG), located to the north-east of the city of Paris. Alternatively you can also come down to Orly International Airport (LFPO), located to the south-west of the city.
Train:
There are six different rail stations in Paris which include Gare du Nord, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare St Lazare and Gare Montparnasse. All these stations are not connected with each other. You will find different types of trains in order to reach Paris. TER are regional trains which are a bit slower and stop at almost all the stations. There are also trains like Corail Intercitíé (Reservation required), Corail Luníéa (night trains), the world famous TGV, Thalys (high-speed trains), Intercity and Eurostar trains.
Car:
There are several expressways and motorways that connect Paris to the rest of the country. A1 and A3 go to the north, whereas A5 and A6 head towards south, A4 to the east and A13 &
ad towards west.
Bus:
You will find Eurolines buses which are comfortable and cheaper than the trains.
Preferred Timing: During the evening.
Nearest Airport: Charles de Gaulle International Airport (LFPG).
Nearest Metro Station: Champs-Elysee Clemenceau and Charles de Gaulle.

“In the sun, under the rain, at midday or midnight/ There's all that you'd ever want on the Champs-Elysíées”, goes the chorus of the famous song of Joe Dassin that celebrates this famous road of Paris — and that means anything! You can have a three course meal with red wine at less than 16 Euros at the expensive real estate strip in Europe where the rent as high as $1.5 million a year for an area for a thousand square feet can go up to $1.5 million a year. Just check out Hippopotamus steak house — it offers the best value for money at the Champs-Elysees! One of the most famous avenues of the world is Paris' most dearly loved treasure. It is where history meets fashion, style meets tradition, and the present shakes the hands of glorious past — best represented in the iconic Triumphal arch, the 'Arc de Triomphe'.

Avenue des Champs-Elysee, popularly known as Champs Elysee stretches from Concorde square to Arc de Triomphe measuring 1910m in length and 70m in width. Known worldwide for hundreds of fashion stores, specialty shops, theatres, cafíés and restaurants, Champs-Elysee is also known as the most expensive strip of real estate in Europe with its towering

Champs-Elysee runs through the 8th arrondissement in northwestern part of the city of Paris, from the Place de la Concorde in the east to the Place Charles de Gaulle in the west. The entire avenue has been magnificently renovated with large granite sidewalks and plane trees that have made it one of the most gorgeous avenues in the whole world. The entire avenue, studded with stylish establishments, is ready to entice you to a dream world. The lower part of the avenue has a rich accumulation of popular buildings like Thíéí¢tre Marigny and the Grand Palais, as well as some wonderful greens like Marigny Square. On the other hand, the western part of the avenue has luxury shops, theatres, cafíés, and vibrating restaurants. Champs-Elysee is also the place that sees a number of popular events being held every year.

Visiting Champs-Elysee

One can explore the Champs-Elysee in several ways. There are a number of attractions that one can see along the Champs-Elysee. Though being on the Champs-Elysee is itself one of the greatest experiences that one can have at Paris, yet there are also some more for the travelers along the avenue that can make your experience more thriving.

Grand Palais: It is a large metallic hall built by Daglone and Louvet between 1897 and 1900. The stone faí§ade with ionics columns in academic style is a typical representation of Art Nouveau.

Arc de Triomphe: Arc de Triomphe is a 50 meters tall and 45 meters wide memorial to the French Grand Army. It consists of a number of wonderful sculptures, the best known of which is a bas relief of Rude.

Petit Palais: This museum showcases excellent patchwork. It is also an ideal place for relaxation and refuge.

Pont Alexandre III: It is the most elegant bridge in Pairs with its wonderful sculptured decorations and unique arch.

Musee Galliera de la Mode de Paris: This Renaissance style palace, built during the 19th century, became the Costume and Fashion Museum of the city in 1977.

Carríé Marigny: Carríé Marigny, also known as Marigny Square is a wonderful green square, with an open-air market for postage stamps. Located in the VIIIe arrondissement of Paris, it is a must visit place for the philatelists.

You should also visit a number of others including Musee Guimet, Musee d'Art Moderne de la ville de Paris,Musee Jacquemart-Andre, Musee de La contrefaí§on, Passerelle Debilly, Pont de l'Alma, Pont des Invaliders, Place des Etats-Unis, Rond Point des Champs-Elysees, Parc Monceau, Igor Stravinsky Square.

Restaurants: While visiting Champs-Elysee, you will find a number of wonderful restaurants that you can't miss to step in. The most famous of which is Fouquet's. Besides this, you can also check in to Atelier Renault (French), Pizza Vesuvio (Italian), Haagen-Dazs International Flagship Boutique (Ice cream), Kaiseki Bento (Japanese) and Maiffret (Sweets and Chocolates).

Shopping: Your visit to Champs-Elysee cannot get completed unless you drop in to some fashion outlets along the avenue. Champs-Elysee has a number of luxury shops along its two sides which include Marionnaud, Cartier, Grand Optical, L'Atelier Renault, Nike and many more.

Events: Champs-Elysee is also the place of a number of popular events in Paris. The largest military parade in Europe passes down the Champs-Elysee every year on Bastille Day (14th July). The last stage of Tour de France is also organized here every year since 1975 which is known as Champs-Elysee stage. The subsequent award ceremony is also organized on the avenue. Besides these, the events like New Year's Eve, and other occasional events are also organized at Champs-Elysee.

Related Links :

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=28ahHVvrtQQ: For great views of the Champs-Elysees, watch this slideshow. You also get to hear the well-known song of Joe Dassin!

http://www.travelblog.org/Photos/3352819.html: Check out all the main attractions of the old city region of Avignon in this traveler's video!

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=9UWHl9zydHQ&feature=related: Click on this link for some great photos of Champs Elysees and other attractions from the French capital.

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