The Champs Élysées neighbourhood spreads out from this beautiful avenue down to the Right Bank of the River Seine – running from l’Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde (although the residential area stops at roughly Rond-Point de Champs-Élysées, which is where parkland begins).
Champs Élysées is one of the most known roads in the world. At 70 metres wide and a little short of 2,000 metres along its full length, it has made its breathtaking presence known from soon after its commissioning by Louis XIV in 1667. Originally cut across open countryside, the growth of the city has not affected the stunning visual impact of this piece of engineering. The road didn’t reach l’Arc de Triomphe until 1724 and the lovely Jardins des Champs-Élysées were not set out until 1838.
The area around Champs Élysées has an eclectic mix of architecture showcasing all eras from the 18th through to the 20th centuries. Offices sit alongside hotels and elegant tenements, most with a fine select of cafes, restaurants shops and bars beneath. The neighbourhood is almost as grand as the avenue itself and the last major refresh of the avenue (with planting of new trees and the pedestrianisation of many of the side lanes) has added further benefits to the area more generally.
The main Paris Métro station serving the area is Charles de Gaulle-Étoile (which is served by lines 1, 2, and 6 as well as some local surface railway services). At the other end of the neighbourhood are Franklin D. Roosevelt (lines 1 and 9) and Champs-Élysée-Clemenceau (lines 1 and 13) stations. The Paris Métro is without doubt the best way to get around the city, although motorists will find more parking here than in many other parts of the city.
Beautiful, bustling Champs Élysées is one of the most recognised places in all Europe and our Champs Élysées holiday apartments are the perfect choice from which to base your sightseeing. From here, families, groups, and couples have Paris at their fingertips.
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