Champs-Elysees, were the place of the Underworld where the virtuous souls stayed in the mythology of ancient Greece.  Today it is one of the most visited sites in Paris with 300 000 visitors per day.

First a path in the axis of the central pavilion of the Tuileries Palace (1667)
It was a notorious neighborhood until the Revolution (1789) and became an elegant place to stroll under the Empire (Napoleon 1st).
In 1810 the entrance in Paris of Marie Louise of Austria at the time of her marriage with Napoleon and 4 years later the parade of the coalition troops which beat the Emperor at Waterloo.
The 19th century was more peaceful with the development of the avenue by Jacques Hittorff and the Second Empire. Lined with luxurious mansions, it became the high place of the Parisian elegant life.
August 26, 1944: liberation of Paris from German troops. General de Gaulle's descent of the Champs Elysées after his return from exile.
On May 30, 1968, in reaction to the student and union crisis, a large demonstration in support of President Charles de Gaulle (300,000 to 500,000 or even 1 million people.
Every July 14, military parade of the National Day.
Every December 31st, a gathering place to celebrate the New Year.


Junction Avenue George V and Avenue des Champs Elysées

  • Metro : ligne 1 (Station George V)
  • RER: ligne A (Station Place Charles de Gaulle)

Junction Avenue George V et Avenue des Champs Elysées

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ', ") 48° 52′ 17″ N 2° 18′ 05″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.87186 2.30091
Description complète

Luxury on the Champs-Elysées and Avenue George-V is present everywhere when you arrive at the end of Avenue George V on Avenue des Champs Elysées. Should you go right or left?

  • on the left, the mainly historical part "north-west" for about 300 m - but with also a few dozen stores to visit
  • on the right, "south-east", the main glamorous part of luxury and fashion for 500 m, which continues on the Avenue des Champs Elysées "des bois" to finally arrive at the Place de la Concorde. See our guided walk (via your cell phone) "Walk Arc-de-Triomphe to Place-de-la-Concorde via the Champs-Elysées Avenue"

The Avenue des Champs Elysées is considered the most beautiful in the world

It is also luxury on the Champs-Elysées, prestigious addresses for many companies, shops, offices and of course international brands.

Luxury brands are also found throughout the "golden triangle" which is the space between the Champs Elysees, the avenue George V a little lower (you will find it on the right, on the odd numbered side of the Champs Elysees) and even lower the avenue Montaigne (at the roundabout of the Champs Elysees halfway to tthe Concorde). The prices of commercial and office space are skyrocketing. There are few or no private tenants left in this area.

What you will see if you go left

You then "go up" the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, the Place Charles de Gaulle and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. To learn more click on one of our documented "walk-guides":

"Walk Eiffel-Tower to Arc-de-Triomphe via Chaillot and Georges V"
or "Walk Arc-de-Triomphe to Place-de-la-Concorde via the Champs-Elysées Avenue".

The stores you will find on the odd side, going up to the Arc de Triomphe, are the following

  1. Louis VuittonLouis VuittonLouis Vuitton - leather store - 101 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0977404077
  2. BOSS StoreBoss - clothing store - 115-117 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0153573540
  3. Moncler - clothing store at 119 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0178966840
  4. Odalavi: store 123 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0756858558
  5. DIOR BEAUTÉ - CHAMPS ELYSÉES - perfume Store 127 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0145631251 (also at 52 Ave des Champs Elysées)
  6. Publicis Cinéma at 129 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0892689075
  7. Publicis drugstore at 133 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0144437507

The stores on the even side, on the "sunny" side of the Champs Elysées:

  • Montblanc - Pen store - 152 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0173141670
  • Cartier - jewelry 154 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0140740127
  • Swarovski -jewelry store 146 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0145611380
  • BVLGARI - jewelry store - 136 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0145646954
  • Massimo Dutti - clothing store - 107 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0153768850
  • Apple Champs-Élysées - electronics store - 114 Avenue des Champs Elysées - tel 0170980900
  • Civette Elysée Washington - Tabacco store 5 Rue Washington - tel 0145625129

What you will see if you go right: also luxury on the Champs-Elysées

The first internationally renowned restaurant you will see on your right is Fouquet's Paris at 99 Av. des Champs-Élysées, which is on the corner with Avenue Gorge V.

Instead of "going up" to the Arc de Triomphe, you want to "go down" to the Place de la Concorde, you will encounter the following "houses" (odd numbers on the right sidewalk going down and even numbers on the left). Not all of them are listed below (this short list is neither exhaustive nor recently updated - under verification).

  • Lacoste at 95
  • Morgan at 92
  • Promod at 86 (Women's clothing)
  • Ladurée in 75 (Tea, pastries, restaurants)
  • FNAC at 74
  • Séphora at 70-72
  • Nike at 67
  • 66 Champs Elysées (Multi-brand)
  • L'Atelier Renault at 53 (Shop and restaurant in addition to cars)
  • Monoprix at 52
  • Naf Naf also at 52
  • Note: at 52/60 avenue des Champs Elysées was the Virgin Mégastore closed in 2013. It has been replace by Galeries Layettes - Champs Elysées.
  • Zara at 44
  • Gap at 36
  • Paris St Germain store at 27 (For sportsmen)
  • Abercrombie and Fitch at #23 (Typical American clothing)
  • Adidas at #22

Ladurée (at 75), time to drink a smoked tea with a macaroon or at Flora Danica (at 142) for a delicious Nordic lunch.

Continue to the Rond Point des Champs Elysées, on your right the Avenue Montaigne and other luxury brands:

  • Gucci Maroquinerie at 60
  • Marni France (Clothing) at 57 Avenue Montaigne
  • Dior at 30
  • Bottega Veneta at 12
  • Prada at 10


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