Whenever I am in Paris, and I have a little time to spend and it doesn’t rain too badly, I have to do this epic walk from the L’Arc de Triomphe down the Champs Elysees towards the Louvre. It is just wonderful (despite the fact that the Champs Elysees isn’t what it was two decades ago.) On this walk I recommend to make a stop at the flagship showroom of the French car manufacturer, Citroen, called C42 (stands for: “Citroen” and the house number). Citroen belongs to the French Peugeot S.A (PSA) group. The showroom has been at this location since 1927 and was entirely revamped in the early 21st century by Manuelle Gaudrand, a leading French female architect. The multi-level store/museum is basically a super-modern walkable/climbable sculpture with eight, circular exhibition platforms at different levels presenting the newest car models of this manufacturer, sometimes prototypes, clothing and other Citroen car paraphernalia. The clever way to visit is to take the elevator from first floor up to the top level and then leisurely walk down the path to the ground floor. Views onto Champs Elysees and the neighboring Grand Palais and Theatre du Rond Point are stunning. Entrance is free. In the basement you will find a 3D movie theatre. Recommended not only for car nuts.
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