8th Arrondissement

8th Arrondissement, Paris: Hours, Address, 8th Arrondissement Reviews: 4.5/5

8th Arrondissement
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This elegant neighborhood is best known for its two famous landmarks, the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,573 contributions
Major Monuments
Jul 2021
There are important monuments and squares in this area, notably the Arc de Triomphe, L'Etoile, and the Trocadero. A few grand museums, but otherwise just grand apartment buildings and not a lot of life on the street.
Written November 6, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,573 contributions
Lots of Monuments
Oct 2020
Lots of monuments and tourist attractions here, starting with the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs de L'ysee. Lots of the fancy apartment buildings have been converted to offices so you may not see a lot of people around. Some expensive hotels and stores. Not too many places to eat.
Written May 7, 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia34,004 contributions
Wonderful area
Oct 2019
This is another beautiful district in the centre of Paris. It is an area we have spent many hours walking around and checking out everything we could. There are many upmarket shops and some of Paris' most wonderful sights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Grand Palais, Avenue des Champs Elysees and others.
Written September 20, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,573 contributions
The Monuments are Here
Oct 2019
The big attraction in this part of town is the Arc de Triomphe, but you will also find some excellent museums set in grand mansions. This has always been a prosperous part of town. Then there is the Palais de Tokyo with modern art and some important temporary expos.
Written July 2, 2020
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt400 contributions
Elegant
Feb 2020
8th Arrondissement is likely the most elegant region in Paris including Champs Elysee, Arc de Triumph, and Concorde. It is recommended to have a much happy walk there, and Champs Elysee is full of outlets and restaurants.
Written April 12, 2020
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,821 contributions
Lots and lots of walking
Jan 2020
This is an area that is best ventured with a good pair of walking shoes, to enjoying the surrounds and visit the amazing green spaces there is lots of walking

The walk up the Champs Elysees starting at Place de la Concorde (seeing the obelisk one of a pair from Luxor in Egypt), is a must as there is so much to see, as we passed the iconic (petite and grand), Palaces on the left, then entering the shopping strip, (which is a sight to behold), once at the top we were rewarded with the amazing, Arc de Triomphe, walking down (saving the legs), the other side of this very long and designer laden street, to Avenue Matignon, where the Gardens Champs Elysees, (begin), is a lovely green space, with ornate fountains, to have a typical Parisian picnic lunch, eventually finishing back at Place de la Concorde.

Petit Palais. Smaller than it’s big mate next door, the Grand Palais, but ‘small’ it is not. Whilst there was a watery sun in the sky, the ‘feels like’ temperature was barely 1 degree and we were rugged up for our outing. Thankfully the Petit Palais has a great cloakroom and we offloaded coats, hats, bags, gloves - the works. Which made walking around the tropical interior much more pleasant. So lucky to be able to see a Monet, a Renoir and many other works for free and all set in a glorious building with a beautiful garden, court yard. Once redressed we ventured out into the chill again walked to the Seine visiting the elaborate and gilded Pont Alexandre II - one of the snazziest bridges in Paris, continuing down the Promenade du Cours La Reine, (a grassed avenue that is lined with trees, with monuments spread along it to admire), leaving the 8th Arr, at Pont de la Concorde.

Chapel Expiatore. Dedicated to King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. It was designed in 1816 and inaugurated 10 years later and was partially built on the grounds of the Madeleine cemetery where Louis and Marie Antoinette were buried for 21 years after their date with guillotine. They are now buried in the royal tomb at the Basilica of St Denis. It was very pretty as dusk fell and we googled all about it when we got home. Apparently, in 1862 the cypresses around the chapel were cut down and a public park was created around the chapel called Square Louis XVI. From Louis and Marie’s square.

Things to do list:
Zouave, statue under the Pont de l'Alma, that is the unofficial flood marker for Paris city.
The Village Royale. A small enclave of designer stores and massive teddy bears made of fairy lights - what’s not to love?
Printemps, Shopping, after a nice wander though and pop out at the back door to a pedestrian area (well as much as any area can with scooters and bikes and loons), nice for a stroll.
Church St Madeleine, enjoying the 4 pm Sunday Organ Concert, the music was grand and quite awe-inspiring.
Written March 29, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,701 contributions
Certainly a must see, just avoid shopping and dining here
Dec 2019
The very central area of Paris stretching around Champs Elysses. It's certainly every tourist's must, but skip shopping and eating around. This is the most expensive part of the City of lights with skyrocketing prices and many tourist traps.
Written January 25, 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Famous
Oct 2019 • Couples
One of the most famous parts of the city, dominated by the magnificent Arc de Triomph and Champs d Elysees.
Written January 19, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,573 contributions
Monuments and Riches
Oct 2019
You will come here for the Arc and the Champs, and maybe Trocadero. It is the home of some of the rich and famous and some museums. Very clean and classy, but also cold and austere.
Written January 5, 2020
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The center of the center of the center of stuff
Nov 2019
I consider this to be the bulls eye center of Paris- how can it not be- what with the two iconic adjacent locations of the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees- both of which I visited numerous times during our stay at the Hotel Belfast, which is adjacent to the famous start known as Etoile.

One can't come to Paris without visiting here- but be careful due to crowds on that boulevard, especially when it meets the 12 street traffic circle.
Written November 25, 2019
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