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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 (whose magnificent stained-glass dome is over a century old), men’s store, and homewares store with a gourmet emporium.Catch modern art…
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 take a…
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 like smoked duck breast ravioli in miso broth, and quince and lime chees…
Top Choice Patisserie 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…
Museum in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Le Grand Musée du Parfum

History exhibits (ancient perfume bottles, interpretive French/English panels and dioramas) fill the basement of Paris' 2016-opened perfume museum, but the most engaging sections are upstairs. The 1st floor is a hea…
Modern French in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

Mini Palais

Set inside the fabulous Grand Palais, the Mini Palais resembles an artist’s studio on a colossal scale, with unvarnished hardwood floors, industrial lights suspended from ceiling beams and a handful of plaster casts…
Amusement Park in Champs-Élysées & Grands Boulevards

C42 Citroën Champs-Élysées Showroom

Behind a multicoloured, 3D plexiglass façade, C42 is unlike any other car showroom. Fresh-off-the-drawing-board vehicles stand on platforms stacked on a hydraulic tower over six floors. Amusements within the showroo…
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 lift…