Champs-Élysées : Michelin's recommendations
This prestigious avenue, which over time has become the point where Parisians have met when important events have taken place during the nation's history, this huge avenue, running from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, was opened during the 18th century. However, it was only during the Second Empire that it became a fashionable avenue, lined with mansions, while restaurants, panoramas, theatres, balls (such as the ones at the legendary Mabille dancehall) attracted the crowds there. The section from the Place de la Concorde to the Rond-Point is still lined by the alleys of the gardens of the Champs-Élysées. Beyond the Rond-Point, the avenue, which is an impressive 71-metres wide, has only conserved one of the mansions from the Second Empire, the Païva mansion, which belonged to a Polish adventurer who became a Portuguese marchioness and then a Prussian countess. No. 25, this mansion is famous for its large onyx staircase. Cinemas, airline companies, car showrooms (Citroën, Renault), tourist offices for foreign countries and the French provinces, shopping arcades (galeries des Champs, galerie du Claridge, galerie Point Show), large cafés (Le Fouquet's), restaurants, specialised department stores (FNAC, Virgin) and prestigious brands (Guerlain) are to be found on both sides of the avenue.
- Address : av. des Champs-Élysées F - 75008 Paris75008Paris
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