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It's easy to visit the famous Champs-Élysées in Paris

Posted by Luci Ackers on 25 October 2017
Related property: Le Mont De St Simeon
It's easy to visit the famous Champs-Élysées in Paris

Paris has many instantly recognisable icons and landmarks. It is a city full of fame and fashion and while you’re holidaying in the Île-de-France region, you must make time to visit!

One of the most recognisable streets in Paris is the 1.2-mile long Champs-Élysées. Situated to the north of the Seine, it leads from the Place de la Concorde all the way up to the famous Arc de Triomphe, and the ‘star’ where 12 streets meet.

The Champs-Élysées is famous for its lovely cafés and fancy restaurants, theatres and many shops. This quintessentially Parisian place has always been considered a rather luxurious area to shop, and has beckoned visitors from far and wide for the past 200 years…

What was once fields and gardens, was transformed into a large promenade during the reign of Louis XIV in the 17th century. Originally the idea was to join the Tuileries Palace (which stood where the Tuileries gardens remain today) with what is now the Rond-Point. But the avenue expanded in 1710, and was elongated to meet the Place de l’Etoile (where the Arc de Triomphe is now located). Now at full length, this tree-lined avenue was to be the basis of the Champs-Élysées.

The lower section of the road runs through the Jardin des Champs-Élysées; these gardens had first acted as an extension of the Tuileries gardens, but were re-laid in 1765. The upper section of the Champs-Élysées is where you’ll find all the hustle and bustle of people shopping and going about their day.

It’s a really nice area to wander and has a little something for everyone. If you’re only up for a lazy day then stick to the lower, eastern end of the Champs-Élysées and explore the Jardin des Tuileries and the Jardin des Champs-Élysées. You can wander amongst the mature trees, see the ponds and step into the Orangery Museum, a gallery of impressionist paintings. There are a couple of theatres here as well.

If it’s a little more action that you’re after, head west towards the Arc de Triomphe and along the way you’ll come across fantastic shops and restaurants. Spend a day dipping in to whichever shops you fancy, stop off for lunch somewhere and carry on up to the famous Arc de Triomphe.

It is simple enough to get to Paris from St. Siméon. The journey will take around an hour and a half by car, and you want to head in on the A4.

If you don’t quite fancy navigating yourself in to the centre by car, fear not, there is a train station at Coulommiers, which is only about 10km away from site.

Luci Ackers

Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.

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