Attractions

Top Choice Landmark in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Arc de Triomphe

If anything rivals the Eiffel Tower as the symbol of Paris, it’s this magnificent 1836 monument to Napoléon’s victory at Austerlitz (1805), which he commissioned the following year. The intricately sculpted triumpha…
Top Choice Historic Building in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Palais Garnier

The fabled ‘phantom of the opera’ lurked in this opulent opera house designed in 1860 by Charles Garnier (then an unknown 35-year-old architect). Reserve a spot on a 90-minute English-language guided tour, or visit …
Gallery in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Grand Palais

Erected for the 1900 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair), the Grand Palais today houses several exhibition spaces beneath its huge 8.5-tonne art nouveau glass roof. Some of Paris’ biggest shows (Renoir, Chagall, T…
Square in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Place de la Concorde

Paris spreads around you, with views of the Eiffel Tower, the Seine and along the Champs-Élysées, when you stand in the city’s largest square. Its 3300-year-old pink granite obelisk was a gift from Egypt in 1831. Th…
Museum in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Le Grand Musée du Parfum

There are several perfume museums in Paris, but this is the only one that's not run by a major brand. Opened in 2016, it starts with history exhibits (ancient perfume bottles, interpretive French/English panels) in …
Museum in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Nouveau Musée du Parfum

If the art of perfume-making entices, stop by Fragonard's Perfume Museum. One of a trio of Paris locations, it has 30-minute guided tours (in multiple languages) that walk visitors through the history of perfume mak…
Church in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Église de la Madeleine

Place de la Madeleine is named after the 19th-century neoclassical church at its centre, the Église de la Madeleine. Constructed in the style of a massive Greek temple, ‘La Madeleine’ was consecrated in 1842 after a…
Street in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

No trip to Paris is complete without strolling this broad, tree-shaded avenue lined with luxury shops. Named for the Elysian Fields (‘heaven’ in Greek mythology), the Champs-Élysées was laid out in the 17th century …
Gallery in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Petit Palais

This architectural stunner was built for the 1900 Exposition Universelle, and is home to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris (City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts). It specialises in medieval and Renaissance …
Museum in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Musée Maxim's

During the belle époque, Maxim's bistro was the most glamorous place to be in Paris. The restaurant has lost much of its cachet (though the food is actually excellent), but for art nouveau buffs, the real treasure i…