THE CHAMPS ELYSEES - THE TRIUMPH ARC (8th and 16th districts)
THE CHAMPS ELYSEES
Address : Place Charles de Gaulle Etoile - Metro : Charles de Gaulle Etoile (lines 1, 2, 6) RER : Charles de Gaulle Etoile (line A)
The Champs Elysees area is the most popular, the most frequented and the most chic area of Paris. It starts from the Triumphal Arch (built to the glory of the French Armies) that houses the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On top of it (it is 50-meter high), the view will carry you away !
Then, it goes along the Concorde Square where you could see the 19th century exhibition centre of Paris -le Grand Palais- (that features varied exhibitions all year long) and the 19th century small exhibition centre of Paris,le Petit Palais, that houses the Museum of Fine Arts and Architecture of Paris). It ends to the Louvre.
This avenue, with its exclusive shops, cabarets, cafés and cinemas is said to be the most beautiful one in the world !
Other things to see in that area
- The Alexander III Bridge (Pont Alexandre III) : the most beautiful bridge of Paris with its gold leaves and its bronze statues.
- The Montaigne Avenue (famous for its "haute couture" houses like Calvin Klein, Chanel and Dior).
- The Discovery Centre (Palais de la Découverte)
Address : Avenue Franklin Roosevelt - Metro : Franklin D. Roosevelt (lines 1, 9)
It will learn you a lot about science while entertaining you with several experiments...
- The Planetarium will make you visit time and space !