L’Etoile de Paris

Arc de triomphe de l'EtoileTriAvenue des Champs-Elysées

Here we are! On one of the most famous and reputed avenues in the world, the Champs-Elysées! It’s only 10 a clock but it’s already a lot’s of people all around, tourists like us or french people going to work etc. We, or to be honest I, have decided that this morning is a morning for shopping, I am looking for “the perfect handbag”. I would just love to find a french designer bag bought on the Champ-Elysées. I will try to convince Anders to follow me into Louis Vuitton (101, avenue Champs-Elysées – 75008 Paris).

Many people come and visit this avenue but it is only a small number who actually decides to get up in the “Arc de Triomph“, which is really a shame. This beautiful Arche (hight 40m) was constructed, on orders from Napoléon, between 1806 to 1836. Once on the terrace, You will find un elevator that takes You up, the view is just “magnifique”! Among other things, in one direction You’ll see all the way to La Place de la Concorde on and on the other side You will see all the skyscraper and l’Arche of La Défense.

How to access. Do not cross la Place de l’Etoile by foot! There is a passageway under the Place Charles de Gaulle.

We are starving! Where to eat?

La DuréeThere are really a big choice of restaurants and coffee-shops on the Champs-Elysées. We had our lunch at La maison du Danmark, really tasty (142 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris). And then we just crossed the street to have a coffee and a delicious pastry named “macaron” in La Durée (75 Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris). La Durée is really famous for its pastry in France and around the world. You should have a try, really!

*Just so that You know, I found my bag and it is just gorgeous!

Trocadéro & Musé d’Orsay

Trocadero / Champs de Mars

Don’t miss..

After lunch we took a walk (30min) to Trocadero just to admire the Eiffel Tower and to take some nice pictures. The view from Trocadero is just outstanding so don’t miss it. After this photo stop we continued to my favorit museum in Paris, Musé d’Orsay (1, Rue de la Légion d’Honneur – 75007 Paris).

The building of Musée d’Orsay was originally a train station, it was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Today You will find art collections from the period 1848 to 1914. The Musée d’Orsay houses today one of the most important collections of Impressionist paintings in the world.

Hotel

Looking for a romantic hotel in Paris? The Galileo Paris Hotel (54, rue Galilée – 75008 Paris) is a charming, chic and very Parisian hotel located within a few minutes walk from the Champs-Elysées.

We found this 3-star hotel very comfortable and price worth.

*Here can you find more hotel nearby Champs-Elysées.


Addresses & Google maps

  • Arc de Triomph
    Métro  Charles de Gaulle Etoile
  • La Maison du Danemark – 142 Avenue des Champs-Élysées – 75008 Paris
    Métro  Charles de Gaulle Etoile
  • La Durée – 75 Avenue des Champs-Élysées – 75008 Paris
    Métro  Charles de Gaulle Etoile
  • Trocadéro
    Métro  Trocadéro
  • Musé d’Orsay – 1, Rue de la Légion d’Honneur – 75007 Paris
    Métro  Solférino
  • Hotel Galileo – 54, rue Galilée – 75008 Paris
    Métro Charles de Gaulle Etoile or Georges V

*how to use the Google map links