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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 Department Store in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Galeries Lafayette

Grande-dame department store Galeries Lafayette is spread across the main store (its magnificent stained-glass dome is over a century old), men’s store, and homewares store with a gourmet emporium.Catch modern art i…
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 …
Top Choice Bistro in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Richer

Run by the same team as across-the-street neighbour L'Office, Richer's pared-back, exposed-brick decor is a smart setting for genius creations including smoked-duck-breast ravioli in miso broth, and quince-and-lime …
Top Choice Pastries in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Ladurée

One of Paris' oldest patisseries, Ladurée has been around since 1862 and first created the lighter-than-air, ganache-filled macaron in the 1930s. Its tearoom is the classiest spot to indulge on the Champs. Alternati…
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…
Gastronomy in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Lasserre

Since 1942, this exceedingly elegant restaurant in the Triangle d'Or has hosted style icons, including Audrey Hepburn, and is still a superlative choice for a Michelin-starred meal to remember. A bellhop-attended li…
Coffee in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Honor

Hidden off ritzy rue du Faubourg St-Honoré in a courtyard adjoining fashion house Comme des Garçons is Paris' 'first and only outdoor independent coffee shop', an opaque-plastic-sheltered black-and-white timber kios…
Bistro in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Mamou

Fans of haute cuisine sans haute attitude should seek out this casual bistro by the Palais Garnier. Chef Romain Lalu, who previously worked at Michelin-starred icons, runs the kitchen, and diners can expect all the …
French in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Le Hide

A perpetual favourite, Le Hide is a tiny neighbourhood bistro serving scrumptious traditional French fare: snails, seared duck breast with celery purée and truffle oil, baked shoulder of lamb, and monkfish with beur…