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the Golden Triangle – the Champs-Elysees avenue and around

the avenue Champs-Elysées The Champs-Elysées Avenue

The most beautiful, celebrated and popular avenue in the world has two kilometers of romance, fun and luxurious shopping to offer to those in love with Paris… For some years now, the Champs-elysées has been given a new lease of life with the opening of flagship stores such as Louis Vuitton (at the corner of Avenue George V), the biggest Nespresso store in the world and the futuristic Citroën showroom. When night falls down, the avenue lights up, the Lido show dazzles its audience, theatres at the bottom end of the road fill up with actors and spectators. It is only after midnight that night-clubbers meet at the VIP Room or the Queen.

Shopping

As Paris’s showcase for fashion labels, car manufacturers showrooms and trendy concept-stores, the Champs-Élysées display ait kinds of shoppings in a huge variety of fields.

Terraces and cafés

The gist of the Champs-Élysées coud be having a drink at the café terraces while looking at people passing by… Restaurants and cafés, among which the Fouquet’s, line the avenue for a pleasant break.

Movie Theatre

Up to eight cinema multiplexes welcome you, mostly in original languages. Many previews for blockbusters are showed here.

Galeries and mégastores

Shopping malls are side to side with megastores such as Virgin or Fnac. Late shoppers enjoy a walk into the monumental Virgin store or the Publicis Drugstore, open till midnight.

Place de l’Etoile -Triumph Arc

The Arc of Triumph

The Arc of Triumph

An epitome of Paris, the Arc de Triomphe stands at the centre of the Place Charles-de-Gaulle, known as Place de l’Étoile, the starting point of 12 wide avenues. This fifty-meter high monument, which can be seen from all along the Champs-Élysées and even beyond, was built in 1806 to celebrate Napoléon’s victory in Austerlitz. The Unknown Soldier from WW1 is buried under the Arch and his Flame is daily rekindled. Climbing upon the terrace, you will discover a unique panorama including the Champs-Élysées, the Concorde and further, the Louvre Pyramid.

The Georges V avenue

The Georges V avenue

Palaces

The avenue hosts the most prestigious hotels in Paris, the Four Seasons George V palace and the Prince of Wales Hotel, both in magnificent Art Déco style. Not to mention the newborn Fouquet’s Barrière. You may come across some VIPs at the bar…

Luxe shops

Fashion is at home avenue George V, with Givenchy, Kenzo, Gianfranco Ferré, Hermès, Jean Paul Gaultier or the jewellers Bulgari.

Trendy diner and night

Tis is also a favourite venue for gourmet who settle the renowned Cinq (et the George V hotel). Word food lovers choose Findi, the Asian lounge or the beautiful Comptoir de Thiou.

The Montaigne avenue

the Montaigne avenue

The Montaigne avenue

The Avenue Montaigne, very heart of the Golden Triangle, hosts quite a few sumptuous international haute couture boutiques. Luxury and prestige crisscross and make the street the highlight of deluxe shopping in Paris: Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Dolce&Gabbana, Gucci, Céline, Hermès, Prada… are steps away from the mort beautiful palaces such as the Prince of Wales, the Four Seasons-George V or the Plaza Athénée. Located at no 25 of Avenue Montaigne, this last palace is famous for its bar and its gastronomic restaurant. VIPs and classy tourists enjoy meeting there!