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Address: Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
Description: Perhaps the most famous street in Paris, this wide, tree-lined avenue is...
Perhaps the most famous street in Paris, this wide, tree-lined avenue is home to the city's chic restaurants, shops and boutiques.
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Champs-Elysees a means to get to L'Arc de Triomphe if you are not into shopping.

Walking down the Champs-Elysees was grand and more of a means for us to get the L'Arc de Triomphe. My husband and I are not huge shoppers so this street wasn't a huge highlight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the window shopping and the nice walk around the street. Also, seems like the police it's more vigilant now. If you shop, don't forget your tax free forms.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Tons of shopping. We walked up the street but never stopped anywhere, mostly high end shopping that did not interest us. I would not go again except for the view of the Arch d' Triumph. We were in a rush to get to a show and did not explore the back streets in this area - maybe they were more... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Walking down the Champs-Elysees was grand and more of a means for us to get the L'Arc de Triomphe. My husband and I are not huge shoppers so this street wasn't a huge highlight for us.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I recommend you see this famous boulevard quickly, just to say you saw it, then immediately move on to the rest of Paris. Crowded, unattractive, over-priced shops and eateries. Completely devoid of charm. Michigan Avenue in Chicago is quaint compared to the Champs Elysees. this boulevard is not a good representation of the great city that is Paris, imo.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

You have to walk on the Champs-Elysees, both because it's a niceexperience AND because it's so central you're likely to end up on it anyway. It's a broad avenue with lots of stores and cafes. Plus, you have to be able to say you walked on the Champs.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The Champs-Elysées literally means 'the Elysian Fields,' and while Paris' most famous boulevard is not quite heaven, on a beautiful spring day, it may feel very close to it. Yes, this entire street is one long tourist trap and is flooded with tourists during the season, but it's still worth a stroll. Most people start at the Arc de Triomphe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Large crowd drew in this avenue everyday due to the number of vibrant and branded shops. While most of the people are busy in their shopping I am sitting in one of the cafes along the sidewalk watching them go by while having a cup of coffee and appreciating the French architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The shopping here is amazing. The food, ehh not so good. Don't eat on any of the restaurants on champs elysees. They are tourist traps. Overall it's really fun though and watch out for pickpockets.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Famous for being famous, this long strip has wonderful sights, but grossly inflated prices and too many people. A must when in Paris, but don't spend too long here....there are more interesting things to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Interesting street to visit for a while, here's a cheap way spend a few minutes. Go to McDonalds, wait until you can score a window seat, buy lunch or coffee, and enjoy the show! We watched the undercover cops play cat and mouse with the "petition signer" street urchins for a half hour. These small gangs of kids were supervised... More 

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Address: Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France
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Champs-Elysees
This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
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