Walk from Palais-de-Chaillot to Arc-de-Triomphe and George-V Avenue

The “Walk from Palais-de-Chaillot to Arc-de-Triomphe” starts at the famous Palais-de-Chaillot (GPS 48.86218, 2.28820) and ends at the equally famous Place de l’Arc-de-Triomphe. It’s a walk of just 1.5 km, with 21 points of interest along the way.

A breathtaking departure

The Palais de Chaillot and its history, its three renowned museums, its esplanade with a unique view of the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-de-Mars behind it. This is what awaits you from the outset, to satisfy the curious, the scientists, the intellectuals but also the amateur or professional photographer.

The rest of the Promenade Palais-de-Chaillot to Arc-de-Triomphe is a match made in heaven.

The itinerary then winds its way through several “small” (but internationally renowned) museums awaiting your visit, plus a few souvenir spots like the statue to George Washington. It also takes in the luxury of Paris via the outskirts of the “Golden Triangle”, finally leading to the Champs-Elysées.

The section on the Champs-Elysées from Walk from Palais-de-Chaillot to Arc-de-Triomphe includes 2 options

  • walk up the Champs-Elysées to Place Charles-de-Gaulle and Etoile (500 m). The “climb” from the Champs-Elysées to the Arc-de-Triomphe is documented in this walk. These are points of interest 17 to 21 below. Magnificence and luxury on this world-famous avenue
  • or go down to Concorde and the Jardin des Tuileries (2 km). The “descent” of the Champs-Elysées from Avenue George-V towards Concorde is the subject of most of the Arc-de-Triomphe to Place-de-la-Concorde Promenade. This is another 2 km walk that takes you to the Place de la Concorde and the Jardins des Tuileries.

Extra: relaxation breaks along the Walk from Palais-de-Chaillot to Arc-de-Triomphe

In addition, we’ve added “Pauses détentes” (or “Relaxation breaks“) to this walk. These are our list of recommended and rated stores and merchants that you’ll come across along the walk. It’s a great opportunity to shop on the avenue, eat, drink and relax with merchants chosen (by the tourists who have preceded you) for the quality of their welcome and the services they offer. This list is under construction, but is already available in the “Champs-Elysées” section of the walk. Click on “Shops on the Champs-Elysées: list of 100 stores to visit“.
Note that the available list includes restaurants, cafés and luxury stores located around and near the Place Charles de Gaulle and the Arc-de-Triomphe: perhaps this is a good opportunity to visit them after you’ve finished your walk!

Palais de Chaillot
1 place du Trocadéro-et-du-11-Novembre , avenue du Président-Wilson , avenue Albert-de-Mun et rue Benjamin-Franklin
Paris 75116

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 44″ N 2° 17′ 18″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86291 2.28834

Access

  • Métro – lines 6 and 9 – Station Trocadéro
  • RER – Line C – Station Champ de Mars – Tour Eiffel
  • Bus – Lines 22, 30, 32, 63, 52, 72, 82

Short description

The Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero Gardens are located on Chaillot hill in the 16th district of Paris. It was built for the 1937 Exposition Universelle in place of the Palais du Trocadero which had been built for the 1878 World’s Fair. Only the name “Trocadéro” has remained for the gardens that surround the Palais de Chaillot today.

The Palais de Chaillot includes 3 independent museums:

  • in the center, the Museum of the Navy (Musée de la Marine)
  • in the south west, the Museum of Man (Musée de l’homme)
  • in the north west the Museum of Architecture (Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine)

If you wish to visit these museums, see below, Points of interest 4, 5 and 6.

More détails on Palais de Chaillot and Trocadeo Gardens  in English or in French

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  • The long history of Chaillot Hill
  • Seventy years of projects, no realization
  • Trocadéro: why a Spanish name in the center of Paris?
  • The original Trocadero Palace
  • The Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero
  • The 1937 World’s Fair and the outbreak of World War II
  • The French Revolution recall in these troubled times
  • The Occupation of France by Germany, the Palais de Chaillot Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero Gardens
  • The liberation of France, the hopes of the post-war period
  • The UN headquarters at the Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero
  • Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero: the NATO headquarters
  • The style of construction of the Palais-de-Chaillot – the symbols
  • The museum district around the Palais-de-Chaillot and Trocadero
  • The Franco-American and Universal Friendship District
  • Trocadero Gardens and the overlook from the Esplanade

Walk along the Esplanade du Trocadero in the direction of the Eiffel Tower, up to the guard rail, to admire the Trocadero Fountain and the Gardens below.

Avancez vous sur l’Esplanade du Trocadero dans la direction de la Tour Eiffel, jusqu’au garde-fou, pour admirer la Fontaine du Trocadéro et les Jardins en contrebas.

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Fontaine du Trocadéro
Place de Varsovie
Paris 75016

48° 51′ 37″ N, 2° 17′ 28″ E

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 37″ N 2° 17′ 28″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86115 2.28996

Access

  • Metro: Trocadero Station – Lines 6 and 9
  • RER: Line C (Boulainvilliers/Muette Station and Champs de Mars/Tor Eiffel Station)
  • Bus: 22, 32, 63,72

Short description

The Fountain of Trocadero or Warsaw Fountain is located in the Trocadero Garden, below the Palais de Chaillot, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.

The Trocadero Fountain forms an island bounded to the southwest by Avenue Albert-Ier-de-Monaco, to the west by Avenue Hussein-Ier-de-Jordan and to the northeast by Avenue Gustave-V-de-Suède.

The fountain was built for the Paris World Fair of 1937. It consists of twenty oblique water cannons with a range of 50 meters, 56 sheaves with a range of 7 meters (instead of 4 m) and 12 water columns of 7 meters propel. The flow rate of the whole is 5,700 liters of water per second.

More détails on Fountain of Trocadéro in English or in French

  • History : before 1937, the original fountain
  • The Fountain of Trocadero of 1937
  • The today Fountain of Trocadero

Without having to move, you have in front of you a unique view of the Eiffel Tower!

Sans avoir à vous déplacer, vous avez en face de vous une vue unique de la Tour-Eiffel !

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Eiffel Tower
Champs de Mars, Avenue Gustave Eiffel and 5 Avenue Anatole France
Paris, 75007

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 30″ N 2° 17′ 40″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.85881 2.29459

Access

  • Métro :
    • Lines 6 and 9: Station Trocadéro to 500 m (15 mn)
    • Line 6 : Bir-Hakeim station is also 500 m away (11 mn). The subway line 6 is overhead and runs in the open air. It crosses the Seine just before arriving at Bir Hakeim station. You will also be able to see the Eiffet Tower when you get there. Always an exciting moment !)
    • Line 8 : Ecole Militaire Station (15 mn)
  • RER : line C – Station “Tour Eiffel-Champ de Mars”
  • Bus : 82, 42, 87, 69
  • Batobus : Service de navettes sur la Seine. Escale Tour Eiffel (http://www.batobus.com/)
  • Parking : à proximité (Prévoir réservation)
    You can also click here to get the access map.

Short description

The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1889. The year 1889 was also the celebration of the first centenary of the French Revolution.

The construction of the Eiffel Tower in 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days, by 250 workers, was a truly technical and architectural performance. This exceptional heritage still attests to Gustave Eiffel’s visionary genius.

The monument is the symbol of France and showcase of Paris. Today it receives nearly 7 million visitors per year (of which about 75% are foreigners). Nearly 300 million visitors, regardless of age or origin, have come from all over the world to discover it since it opened in 1889.

The Eiffel Tower in figures:

Current height: 324 meters (with antennas).
Initial height: 312 meters
1st floor at 57 meters, 4415 m2 of floor space
2nd floor at 115 meters and 1430 m2 of floor space
3rd floor at 276 meters and 250 m2 of floor space

Elevators: 5 elevators from the ground to the 2nd floor, 2 batteries of 2 duo-lifts (special elevators) from the 2nd floor to the top.

Weight of the steel structure: 7,300 tons
Total weight: 10,100 tons
Number of rivets used: 2 500 000
Number of iron pieces: 18 038
Pillars: The 4 pillars form a square of 125 meters on each side.

More détails on the Eiffel Tower in English or in French

  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • To get on the elevators (to choose)
  • Visitors wishing to take the stairs
  • How to go up to the 3rd floor (274 m)
  • Origin of the Eiffel Tower
  • A central role for more than 130 years
  • Eiffel Tower: the symbol of France
  • The builder, the engineer Gustave Eiffel
  • The construction of the Eiffel Tower
  • The debates at the time of the construction of the Eiffel Tower
  • The Eiffel Tower in figures to remember

Go back on your steps. If you wish to visit the Musée de la Marine, you will find its entrance in the center of the Palais de Chaillot.

Revenez sur vos pas. Si vous désirez visiter le Musée de la Marine, vous trouverez son entrée au centre du Palais de Chaillot.

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Musée national de la Marine

Palais de Chaillot – 17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
75116 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 43″ N 2° 19′ 15″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.862207 2.287343

Access

  • Metro – Lines 6 and 9 – Trocadero Station
  • RER – line C – Station Champ de Mars – Tour Eiffel
  • Bus – 22, 30, 32, 63, 72, 82
  • Batobus : Eiffel Tower

Proposed access facilities

  • Free admission for disabled persons upon presentation of proof of disability
  • Free for the accompanying person

Information on accessibility
Museum under renovation (2017-2022)
https://www.parisinfo.com/visiter-a-paris/visiter-paris-avec-un-handicap

Short description

The Musée de la Marine in Paris holds 30,000 objects and works of art, including most of Joseph Vernet’s series of Views of the Ports of France, figureheads, and 2,822 models of ships from all periods, including sailing warships from the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.

There are also two important pieces:

More détails on “Musée de la Marine” in English or in French

  • Musée de la Marine (Aile Sud Ouest du Palais de Chaillot)
  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • The origin of the collections
  • The real beginning of the National Maritime Museum entrusted to the Ministry of the Navy
  • The expatriated Musée de la Marine – Exhibitions in North America
  • The regional branches of the Musée de la Marine
  • The collections of the National Museum of the Navy in Paris

On the south side of the Esplanade du Trocadro is the entrance to the Museum of Man

Côté sud de l’Esplanade du Trocadro se trouve l’entrée du Musée de l’Homme

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Musée de l’Homme – Muséum national d’histoire naturelle
Palais de Chaillot
17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
75116 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 46″ N 2° 17′ 19″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86221 2.28734

Access

  • Métro – Lines 6 and 9 – Station Trocadéro ( (Sortie Ave Paul Doumer – Musée de l’Homme)
  • RER : Line C – Station Champ-de-Mars Tour Eiffel
  • Bus –  Lines 22, 30, 32, 63, 72, 82
  • Batobus : escale Tour Eiffel
  • Parking :65 Avenue Kleber

Disabled: Offer adapted to people with disabilities

Short description

The new Museum of Man inaugurated on October 15, 2015, remains faithful to the initial project of Paul Rivet, its founder, since, in the same building, the Passy wing of the Palais de Chaillot, it combines, like the Cité de l’architecture located in the other wing, research, and teaching center and a museum, comprising:

  • a permanent interactive discovery tour (permanent exhibition) and temporary exhibitions (one per year on a given theme) ;
  • two scientific departments of the Museum: “Prehistory and Men”, “Nature and Society”;
    teaching activities;
  • a research library, partly transferred to the Musée du Quai Branly, which remains a place of research in the field of human sciences. It offers the public direct access to “science in the making” through direct contact with the community of scientists and researchers.

More détails on Museum of Man in English or in French

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  • Musée de l’Homme (Aile Sud Ouest du Palais de Chaillot)
  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • The Museum of Man in the Passy wing of the Palais de Chaillot
  • Collections of the Museum of Man
  • The exhibition part of the Museum of Man
  • Scientific research at the Musée de l’homme
  • Administrative and academic organization

Still on the Esplanade, head north where you will find the entrance to the Cité de l’Architecture Museum about 50 meters away.

Toujours sur l’Esplande, dirigez vous au nord ou vous trouverez à quelques 50 m l’entrée du Musée de la Cité de l’Architecture

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Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
Palais de Chaillot
1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre
75116 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 47″ N 2° 17′ 22″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86291 2.28834

Restaurant “Girafe” : with a view on the Eiffel Tower – Tel : +33 (0) 1 40 61 70 61 – contact@girafeparis.com

Access

  • Métro – Lines 6 end 9 – Station : Trocadéro
  • RER – Line C – Station Champ de Mars – Tour Eiffel
  • Bus – Lines 22, 30, 32, 63, 82,  OpenTour
  • Handicap : Offer adapted to people with disabilities

Short description

The City of architecture Museum shows the French architectural heritage. It is located in the Palais de Chaillot, entrance on the Trocadero square, in the 16th district of Paris. From this esplanade, the view is also extraordinary on the Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars.

The City of architecture Museum is a global approach to architecture. The City of architecture Museum houses a museum, a library, an auditorium, a school for architects, a specialized bookshop, and a restaurant. 22,000m², entirely dedicated to architecture and urban planning to discover, look at, learn, understand and stroll around.

More détails on City of Architecture Museum in English or in French

(Listing en français non traduit de l’anglais)

  • Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine (Nord Est du Palais de Chaillot)
  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • Disseminating knowledge of architectural heritage
  • The most beautiful buildings from the Middle Ages to today
  • 3 galleries to understand architecture
  • The City of architecture Museum through time
  • The collections of the City of architecture Museum
  • Periods of the City of architecture Museum collections
  • Library of contemporary architecture

On the Place du Trocadero stay on the right to take the Avenue du Président Wilson which will lead you to the Place d’Iéna (300 m away) but before you will have on your right your next step the building of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (EESC)

Sur la Place du Trocadéro restez sur la droite pour prendre l’Avenue du Président Wilson qui vous conduira à la Place d’Iéna(à 300 m) mais auparavant vous aurez sur votre droite votre prochaine étape le bâtiment du Conseil économique, social et environnemental (CESE)

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Conseil économique, social et environnemental
9 Place d’Iéna
75016 PARIS

Architectes : Auguste Perret et ses frères Gustave et Claude

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 55″ N 2° 17′ 38″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86418 2.29291

Access

  • Métro : Station Iéna (ligne 9)
  • RER : Stations Pont de l’Alma and Champs-de-Mars/ Tour Eiffel- ( Line C)
  • Bus : lines 32, 63 et 82
  • Parking : 65 Avenue Kleber

Short description

The building of 1937, was first the “Museum of Public Works”. The building is original by the rotundity of the facade where the columns flare towards the top.

Now the building houses the National representation of professional organizations: the CESE

This assembly allows the representation at the national level of the professional organizations and the communication between the various actors of the economy.

More détails on the Conseil économique, social et environnemental (CESE)  in English or in French

  • The building of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE)
  • National representation of professional organizations: the CESE
  • Changes in the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE)
  • Members of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE)
  • Role of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (EESC)
  • The report of the Court des Comptes (Court of Auditors)
  • The allowances of the members of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE)

Continue on Avenue du Président Wilson, after 200 m you are on the Place d’Iéna

Continuer l’Avenue du Président Wilson, à 200 m vous êtes sur la Place d’Iéna

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Place d’Iéna
75116 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 53″ 2° 17′ 38″
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86476 2.29389

Access

  • Metro: line 9 (Station Iéna)
  • Bus: Lines 32, 63

Short description

Iéna Square is located in the 16th arrondissement, in the Chaillot district, at the intersection of avenues d’Iéna and President Wilson and at the end of avenue Pierre-Ier-de-Serbie and rue Boissière and rue de Longchamp.

Iena Square is named after the Napoleonic victory of Iena (Jena) on October 14, 1806. But the square was created in 1858 and took its current name in 1878.

In the center of the Iena Square stands the equestrian statue of George Washington in bronze by the American sculptor Daniel Chester French. It was donated by a committee of American women from high society and was inaugurated on July 3, 1900.

More détails on Iéna Sqare (Place d’Iéna) in English or in French

  • Origin of the name “Iena Square”
  • The equestrian statue of George Washington on the Iena Square
  • George Washington until the end of the American War of Independence
  • George Washington’s retirement to Mount Vernon was short-lived
  • Remarkable buildings and places of memory around the Place d’Iéna

The next point of interest is also right in front of you: the Guimet museum.

Le prochain point d’intérêt est aussi juste devant vous: le musée Guimet.

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Musée national des Arts asiatiques – Guimet/MNAAG
6 place d’Iéna
75116 Paris
Tel: 01 56 52 54 33

Musée Hôtel d’Heidelbach :  – The Buddhist Pantheon (Japanese garden annex)
19 avenue d’Iéna
75116 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 55″ N 2° 17′ 38″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.865871 2.292483

Access

  • Métro – Line 9 ( Station Iéna and Trocadéro ) ou line 6 – (Station Boissière and Trocadéro )
  • RER – Line A – Station Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (800 m)
  • Bus – 22, 30, 32, 63, 82
  • Parkings : Avenue Kléber, avenue George V (place de l’Alma)

Handicap :  Offer adapted to people with disabilities

Short description

Asian Arts Museum Guimet, or MNAAG for short, has been renovated in a masterly and contemporary manner. It is the largest European museum entirely dedicated to this region of the world.

The collections are divided in the museum by geographical area and according to a stylistic evolution aiming at the knowledge of the history of Asian arts.

Emile Guimet’s original collection, supplemented by numerous donations over the years, has meant that the museum’s collections, which are relatively exhaustive in terms of the geographical distribution of East Asia, are limited to archaeological or ancient art objects and exclude contemporary art and ethnological objects.

However, a form of diversification can be noted with the creation of a department of textiles thanks to the legacy of Krishna Riboud.

A place, although not very important, is also sometimes given to contemporary art in the margin of temporary exhibitions.

More détails on “Musée Guimet of Asian Arts” and “The Buddhist Pantheon” in English or in French

  • The Buddhist Pantheon and the Japanese Garden are behind the Guimet Museum at 19 avenue d’Iéna)
  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • The creation of the Guimet Asian Arts Museum in Lyon
  • The Guimet Asian Arts Museum in Paris
  • The collections of the Asian Arts Museum
  • Evolution of the collections of the Museum of Asian Arts
    • Southeast Asia Collection
    • India Collection
    • Central Asia Collection
    • Afghanistan and Pakistan Collection
    • Himalayan Arts Collection
    • Riboud Collection – Textiles
    • Korea Collection
    • Japan Collection
    • Photographic collection
  • The Buddhist Pantheon, an extension of the Asian Arts Museum

Then take the Avenue d’Iéna towards the Arc de Triomphe. The Restaurant des Arts – Hôtel des Arts et Métiers is a few meters away, on the left side of the Avenue

Prenez alors l’Avenue d’Iéna en direction de l’Arc de Triomphe. Le Restaurant des Arts – Hôtel des Arts et Métiers est à quelques mètres, côté gauche de l’Avenue

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Restaurant des Arts – Hôtel des Arts et Métiers
9bis Avenue d’Iéna
75016 PARIS
Tél : 33 (0)1 40 69 27 69

osition GPS : 48° 51′ 55″ – Nord – Est<

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 55″ N 2° 17′ 38″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86558 2.29415

Access

  • Metro: Line 9 (Iéna Station)
  • RER: Line A (Charles de Gaulle – Etoile station)
  • Bus: Line 32, 63
  • Parking: 65 Avenue Kleber, 75116

Short description

The Lounges of the gastronomic Restaurant of Arts et Métiers “les Arts” in the “Maison des Arts et Métiers” mansion.

This restaurant is a club reserved for Arts et Métiers Engineers (meeting rooms, library, management of the engineers’ association) but also now open to the public (meals but also exceptional events, rental of the hotel for weddings, meetings, etc.).

In a majestic setting, you can enjoy an excellent meal at a affordable price. Reservations are recommended (Tel 01 40 69 27 53).

Open from Monday to Friday for lunch (from 12:00 to 14:00) and dinner (from 19:30 to 22:00).

More détails on “Club Restaurant gastronomique “les Arts” in English or in French

(URL in French – bug to correct)

  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • The restaurant “les Arts” of the Hôtel-des-Arts-et-Métiers
  • The private mansion of the Arts et Métiers Engineers

To continue your walk, return to the Place d’Iéna to take the Avenue du Président Wilson again, this time on the opposite direction from where you arrived, towards the Seine.

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Palais de Tokyo et Musées d’Arts moderne
13 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 PARIS
Tél : 33 (0)1 81 97 35 88

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 52″ N 2° 17′ 52″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86458 2.29647

 

 

 

 

Access

  • Subway : Line 9, Iéna and Alma Marceau stations
  • Bus : Lines 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 82, 92
  • RER : Line C, Pont de l’Alma station
  • Velib’: Station 8046 (Marceau – Président Wilson)
  • Nearby parking lots available

Short description
The Tokyo Palace Museum, or originally the “Palais des Musées d’art moderne”, faces the Seine on the Avenue de New York, which was called Quai Debilly and then Avenue de Tokio (from 1918 to 1945) when it was built. Hence its name. The Palais de Tokyo is, with the Palais de Chaillot and the Palais d’Iéna, one of the three permanent buildings resulting from the International Exhibition of 1937

The Palais de Tokyo, whose original name is Palais des Musées d’art moderne, is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

More détails on Palais de Tokyo – Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in English or in French

  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • Location of the Tokyo Palace Museum
  • Origin of the museums – a history of moves
  • The Tokyo Palace itself – “west wing”
  • Collection of the Tokyo Palace Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris
  • The Museums’ buildings
  • The Tokyo Palace Museum and the Skateboard

Cross Avenue du Président Wilson to take Rue de Galliera. This will take you to the entrance of the Galleria Museum, at the corner of Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie.

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Palais Galliera – Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie
75116 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 56″ N 2° 17′ 48″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86597 2.29657

Access

  • Métro – Line 9 – Station Iéna
  • RER – Line C – Station Pont de l’Alma
  • Bus – 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 82, 92

Offre adaptée aux personnes en situation de handicap

Short description

The Galliera Museum of fashion, a history of the 19th century, whose guiding line is the Duchess of Galliera and her Arts Collections. Now the Galliera Museum is one of the richest museums in the world to present the codes of dressing and clothing habits of France for the last 300 years.

More détails on Musée de la Mode – Palais Galliera,  in English or in French

  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • The Duchess of Galliera, born Marie Brignole-Sale
  • Her marriage to the Marquis of Ferrarri
  • The Duchess of Galliera
  • The philanthropist Duchess
  • The Duchess’s collection and the Galliera Museum of fashion
  • The Palais Galliera: an eclipse of more than 70 years
  • Description of the Galliera Museum of fashion today
  • Garden or Square Galliera, at the back of Galliera Museum of fashion

Take Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie (on the right at the exit of the Museum) and 25 m on the right, rue Freycinet, then 50 m on the left, rue Léonce Reynaud. The Yves St Laurent Museum is located at the junction with Avenue Marceau.

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Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
5, avenue Marceau
75116 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 31 64 00

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 56″ N 2° 17′ 59″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86559 2.29931

Access

  • Metro: Line 9 station Alma-Marceau, exit n°3 Avenue du Président Wilson
  • RER C station Pont de l’Alma – At the exit, cross the Pont de l’Alma
  • Bus: Lines 42 63 72 80 92 stop Alma-Marceau
  • Velib: Stations nearby: 2, avenue Marceau and 3, avenue Montaigne
  • Parking: Parking Indigo : 10, avenue George V

Short description

The Yves Saint-Laurent Museum in Paris exhibits the work of the designer in the historic location of his former fashion house.

It occupies the historic mansion at 5 avenue Marceau, near the Arc-de-Triomphe. It is in this place that the Yves Saint-Laurent’s creations were born for nearly 30 years, from 1974 to 2002. The museum was created on the initiative of the Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint-Laurent Foundation.

More détails on Musée Yves Saint Laurent in English or in French

  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • The Yves Saint-Laurent Museum
  • The creative genius of Yves Saint-Laurent
  • The staging of the presentations
  • The Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint-Laurent Foundation

At the exit of the Yves St Laurent museum, go down (on the right) Avenue Marceau (50 m) then Avenue du Président Wilson (75 m) and then on the left, go up Avenue George V. The Crazy Horse is 50 m on the right.

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Crazy Horse
12 Avenue George V
75008 PARIS
Tél. : +33 (0)1.47.23.32.32

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 51′ 57″ N 2° 18′ 06″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86597 2.30167

Access

  • Metro : line 9 (Alma – Marceau Station) – Line 1 (George V – Franklin Roosevelt Station)
  • RER A : Charles de Gaulle Etoile Station
  • RER C : Pont de l’Alma station
  • RATP Bus : Lines 42, 63, 72, 80, 92 – stop Alma-Marceau
  • Vélib’ : Stations 8045 (avenue Montaigne), 8046 (rue Marceau), 8047 (avenue George-V)
  • Parking: Public parking: Alma-George V

Short description

The Crazy Horse Paris is a world famous Parisian cabaret in the Champs-Élysées district. It is located at 12, Avenue George-V, at the limit of the “Golden Triangle”, a few steps from the Seine.

Alain Bernardin opened the Crazy Horse Paris, on the right bank of Paris, on May 19, 1951, based on the idea of American-style striptease mixing eroticism with a very sophisticated aesthetic.

In addition, the Crazy Horse shows are interspersed with traditional cabaret acts (Charles Aznavour made his first appearances), variety acts such as magicians, ventriloquists, etc.

More détails on cabaret “Crazy Horse of Paris” in English or in French

  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • Origin of the Cabaret
  • The “Crazy Horse Paris” concept
  • The evolution of the Cabaret of Paris
  • The choice of the dancers of Crazy Horse
  • The Crazy Horse shows abroad
  • Practical issues

You are on the Avenue George V which is your next Point of interest.

 

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Avenue George V
75008 Paris, France

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 52′ 04″ N 2° 18′ 04″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86819 2.30146

Access

  • Metro: line 1 (Ave George V at its northern end and Alma-Marceau at its southern end)
  • RER: line A (north end)
  • Bus: 22, 30, 31, 92
  • Velib: 42 avenue George V, 2 avenue Marceau, 3 avenue Montaigne
  • Parking: In front of 19 Av. George V and 103 Av. des Champs-Élysées

Short description

The George V Avenue , in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, is part of the Champs Elysées district and the “Golden Triangle” (luxury stores between the Avenue George V, the Champs Elysées and the Avenue Montaigne).

There are indeed luxury stores, but also palaces, restaurants, nightclubs and of course the Crazy Horse, a mythical cabaret of international fame. The Chinese and Spanish embassies were also on this avenue but moved elsewhere in Paris.

It is 730 meters long and 40 meters wide.

More détails on George V Avenue in English or  in French

  • Origin of its name
  • King George V of the United Kingdom
  • Remarkable buildings and places of memory of the Avenue George V

If you continue your walk on the Avenue George V in the direction of Champs Elysées, you will automatically pass your next point of interest, on your left.

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The American Cathedral in Paris
23 avenue George V
75008 Paris
Tel. +33 (0) 1 53 23 84 00
http://amcathparis.com/

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 52′ 03″ N 2° 18′ 02″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86751 2.30093

 

 

Access

  • Métro : George V (Ligne 1) ou Alma Marceau (Ligne 9)
  • Bus 32, 42, 63, 72, 80 & 92
  • RER C (Station Pont de L’Alma)
  • Parking : avenue George V

Short description

The American Cathedral of Paris, also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is a church in Paris dating from the late 19e century. It is Anglican in worship and serves as the cathedral for the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe of the Episcopal Church in the United States.

To clear up any confusion, there is also the American Church in Paris. It is the first American church established outside the United States. It was founded in 1814 and its current address is 65 Quai d’Orsay, in the 7th arrondissement.

The American Church of Paris then became an interdenominational association open to all the faithful adhering to the historical Christian tradition as expressed by the Apostles’ symbol. It is mainly attended by American expatriates, but also by English speakers from other countries and other religious communities. Today, it is still attended by English-speaking Protestants in Paris from 40 countries and 35 different Christian denominations.

More détails on George V Avenue in English or  in French

  • History of the American Cathedral of Paris
  • Characteristics of the Cathedral
  • American Cathedral of Paris and American Church in Paris
  • The origin of the American Church in Paris

To continue your walk on the Avenue George V, which will automatically lead you to the Champs Elysées at 200 m.

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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

Access

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

Short description

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

More détails on the end of Avenue George V on Avenue des Champs Elysées – in English or in French

  • The Avenue des Champs Elysées is considered the most beautiful in the world
  • What you will see if you go left
  • What you will see if you go right: also luxury on the Champs-Elysées

To go to the Immeuble Art Nouveau, you must first go up the Champs Elysées (200 m) and take on the left the circular street of Presbourg on 200 m still until its crossing with the Avenue Kléber.

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Immeuble Art Nouveau
6 Avenue Kléber
75016 PARIS

Architectes : Georges Chedanne

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 52′ 26″ N 2° 17′ 42″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.87232 2.29369

Access

  • Metro: lines 1, 2 and 6 (Charles de Gaulle station)
  • RER : line A (Charles de Gaulle station)
  • Bus: 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92
  • Parking: on the Champs Elysées

Short description

This Art Nouveau building located near the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, symbolizes this school of architecture which had its hour of glory during the 1st half of the 20th century. For architecture lovers!

At the very beginning of the 20th century, this “Art Nouveau” building on Avenue Kleber, built by the architect Georges Chedanne, was a hotel. In order to symbolize its modernity at the time of its construction, it was decided to decorate the building with figurines and playlets related to the emerging automobile.

More détails on Art Nouveau Building by Georges Chédanne –  in English or in French

To continue your walk go up Avenue Kléber, the Place Charles de Gaulle is 50 m away.

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Place Charles-de-Gaulle
75008 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 52′ 26″ N 2° 17′ 42″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.87367 2.29631

Access

Short description

Place Charles-de-Gaulle, also called Place de l’Étoile, is a traffic circle located in Paris, straddling the 8th, 16th, and 17th arrondissements.

Previously named “Place de l’Etoile” it became ” “Place Charles-de-Gaulle” by the decree of November 13, 1970. This decree follows the death of Charles de Gaulle, which occurred on November 9 in his retreat in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises.

The names of the avenues that “spring” from the Place Charles-de-Gaulle are linked to the Napoleonic era (Victories on the Napoleon battlefields).

The square measures 241 meters in diameter, which gives it a surface area of approximately 4.55 hectares.

It is the second-largest square in Paris, behind the Place de la Concorde and Obelisk de Luxor, and its 8.64 hectares

More détails on Place Charles de Gaulle (Place de l’Etoile) in English or in French

  • Why “Place de l’Etoile” then Place Charles-de-Gaulle?
  • The names of the avenues that “spring” from the Place Charles-de-Gaulle
  • Dimensions of the Place Charles-de-Gaulle
  • Construction and history
  • The Barrière de Neuilly and the octroi at the top of the Champs Elysées
  • The construction of the Arc de Triomphe and the hippodrome
  • The private mansions around the Place Charles de Gaulle
  • Historical dates linked to the Place Charles-de-Gaulle

To go under the Arc de Triomphe (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier), you must take one of the 2 underground passages under the square (one entrance is on the Champs Elysées)

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Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle
75008 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 52′ 26″ N 2° 17′ 42″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.87394 2.29511

Access

  • Metro: lines 1, 2, 6 – Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile Station
  • RER: line A, Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile station
  • Bus: lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92
  • Balabus: Sightseeing tours by the RATP network.
    The Balabus deserts the main sites of the Capital between Gare de Lyon and La Défense. Operates between April and September, on Saturday afternoons and holidays.
    Aimed at those who want to see the different sites of Paris at low cost while admiring the streets during the visit.
    Price: that of a bus ticket (1,70€)

Short description

On September 12, 1919, the Chamber of Deputies finally adopted the proposal to bury “one of the disinherited of death” in the Pantheon, which caused controversy with political ulterior motives. Finally, on November 8, 1920, the Chamber compromised by proposing the Arc de Triomphe as a burial place, which was favorable to the veterans’ associations.

On November 10, 1920 a soldier was chosen at random from among 8 unidentified bodies by a young soldier (Auguste Thin) of the guard of honor present at the fort of Verdun.

Burial of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe took place on January 28, 1921.

More détails on the Unknown Soldier Tomb in English or in French

  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • Choice of the Unknown Soldier among 8 unknowns who died for France
  • Transport of the Unknown Soldier from Verdun to Paris
  • Burial of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe on January 28, 1921
  • The flame of remembrance in honor of the dead of the 1st world war
  • How to approach the Unknown Soldier Tomb

To continue your walk and visit the interior of the Arc de Triomphe, you must take the underground tunnel, one of the 2 entrances of which is on the Champs Elysées.

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Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle
75008 Paris

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ‘, “) 48° 52′ 26″ N 2° 17′ 42″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.87372 2.29506

Access

  • Metro: lines 1, 2, 6 – Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile Station
  • RER: line A, station Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile
  • Bus: lines 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92
  • Balabus: Sightseeing tours with the RATP network. The Balabus serves the capital’s main sites between Gare de Lyon and La Défense. Operates between April and September, on Sunday afternoons and public holidays.
    For : Those who want to reach the tourist sites of Paris at a lower cost, while admiring the streets of the capital parade during the trip.
    Fares : The price of a ticket (1,70€)

Short description

The construction of the Arc-de-Triomphe monument was decided by Emperor Napoleon 1st after the battle of Austerlitz (today Slavkov u Brna, in the Czech Republic) on Monday, December 2, 1805. He declared to the present French soldiers: “You will return to your homes only under arches of triumph”. The Emperor was referring to the triumphal arches erected under the Roman Empire.

More détails on Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile – Place Charles de Gaulle – in English or in French

  • Reservation
  • Opening hours and closing periods
  • Arc-de-Triomphe, Napoleon 1er and the battle of Austerlitz. Origin
  • Construction of the Arc-de-Triomphe. A quick start, a long delay
  • Chosen themes and inauguration of the monument
  • The dimensions of the Arc-de-Triomphe
  • The Unknown Soldier and the monument. The war of 1914-18
  • What can be seen under, in, and on the Arc-de-Triomphe
  • How to visit the Arc-de-Triomphe monument

This walk is now over. We thank you for following our explanations. We hope that you have been interested in our presentations and the information that you have been able to find.

We remind you that we have done several walks in Paris. Our intention is to multiply these walks so as to cover the whole of Paris – by “meshing” the itineraries.  For exemple:

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