One Sunday every month the Champs-Elysées is taken over by pedestrians, providing a calm and peaceful setting for visitors and Parisians alike to stroll at leisure along this legendary avenue. Without the fear of cars to worry about, tourists can take stunning photos, couples can walk hand in hand, and kids can cycle happily in the middle of the road. Come and enjoy this unique Champs-Elysées experience!
A quiet stroll along the Champs-Elysées
To this peaceful backdrop, admire stunning Haussmann-inspired buildings, stop for a bite to eat or enjoy a shopping trip along the world’s most beautiful avenue.
A temple of outdoor shopping, there’s something for every taste and budget along the Champs-Elysées. From major department stores with their ready-to-wear collections to luxury boutiques, the choice of Parisian chic on offer is endless. If smart cars are more your thing, on the Champs-Elysées you’ll also have the chance to visit the showrooms of some of the world’s leading car manufacturers.
Foodies will also be in their element on the Champs-Elysées, as the avenue is home to some of the smartest restaurants in Paris, from chic tea-rooms to the very best gastronomic haunts. Just imagine the pleasure of eating on a traffic-free outdoor terrace – a very rare occurrence in Paris! Make the most of this opportunity by trying some of the famous Ladurée macaroons, or enjoying a memorable meal at one of the famous Michelin-starred restaurants along this breathtaking avenue.
The Avenue des Champs-Elysées is also home to some of the city’s most impressive nightlife. Perhaps attend a play at one of its theatres, experience the glitz and glamour of the Lido cabaret**,** or take to the streets to experience one of the unmissable festive events for which Paris is so famous.
At the top of the Champs-Elysées, don’t miss the Arc-de-Triomphe, another of the famous landmarks in Paris. And if you head to the top of this 50m-high monument you’ll be rewarded with a superb panoramic view of the city!