CHAMPS ELYSEES - Paris
The most famous street in Paris was built in the 17th century, but did not attract fashionable society until after the French Revolution. The avenue extends from the Arc de Triomphe at one end to the Place de la Concorde at the other.
Champs-Elysées during the day with their heavy car traffic and continuous pedestrian animation. People from all over the world are going to the theater, shopping, going to a restaurant or just walking and looking around : Lido cabaretor trying to get past the bouncers at Queen, invest it with a certain glitzy charm.
Walking down the Champs-Elysées, admires the three architectural masterpieces built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. The Grand Palais is fascinating by its riot of Art Nouveau ironwork and its splendid glass roof.
The Petit Palais reopened in 2005 with its peristyle, the importance of its volumes and the one given to daylight, hosts various exhibitions of paintings, scluptures and objets d'art.
Finally, the Pont Alexandre III, with its lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses, is one of the most impressive Art Nouveau artworks .
How to get there
Metro line 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12 or 13:
Charles-de-Gaulle-Étoile, GeorgeV, Champs-Elysées Clemenceau, Concorde
RER A : Charles-de-Gaulle-Étoile
- Art news in Paris
- Exhibition in Paris
- Events in Paris Museums