Champs-Elysées Avenue

Champs-Elysées Avenue


Avenue of Champs-Elysées is a large and famous avenue of Paris. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful avenue in the capital, and even, according to an expression commonly used in France, as the most beautiful avenue in the world.

It is also one of the main tourist attractions of the capital. It extends 1,910 meters from Place de la Concorde, where the Obelisk stands, to the Place Charles-de-Gaulle in the 8th arrondissement and is a major part of the historical axis of Paris.

Its rectilinear layout offers a long perspective born from the Louvre palace, in which lie the equestrian statue of Louis XIV in the Napoleon court of the Louvre, the triumphal arch of the Carrousel, the Tuileries garden, the Obelisk, The triumphal arch of the Etoile, and farther to the west, outside Paris, the Arch of La Défense. This is the historical axis of the west of Paris.

In the lower part, east of the roundabout of the Champs-Élysées-Marcel-Dassault, the avenue is bordered by counter-alleys (called "Promenade des Champs-Élysées") running alongside the Champs-Élysées gardens The avenue crosses over all their lengths (700 meters).