- Type: Shopping, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Musician Joe Dassin once sang "Il y a tout ce que vous voulez aux Champs-Élysées," which translates to "There's everything you could ever want along the Champs-Élysées." And he's right. Paris' most famous boulevard—stretching over a mile from the glittering obelisk at Place de la Concorde to the foot of the Arc de Triomphe—is a shopper's mecca. Along its wide, tree-lined sidewalks, you'll find such luxury stores as Louis Vuitton and Hugo Boss rubbing elbows with less-pricey establishments like Adidas and Gap.
Recent travelers warn of shockingly high price tags, so it's best to save your souvenir shopping for another time. Instead, come here to see and be seen. "The Champs-Elysees is one of the most glamorous avenues in the world," writes one TripAdvisor user. "It's pretty crowded so if people-watching is your thing you will be in your glory."
You're welcome to cruise the Champs-Élysées at any time, day or night, and window shopping won't cost you a penny. The street also leads to such sites as the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais (both exhibition spaces), among other attractions. To learn more about what to see and do, visit the Champs- Élysées website.