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Photos of the Avenue des Champs Elysees in Paris page 1



One place or street we had to visit and take photos of, was the famous Avenue des Champs Elysees in Paris, which today it is full of chic boutiques like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Hugo Boss, Marionnaud, Chanel, Christian Dior, Versace, Gucci and many more, but after all the shopping, if you need to rest your feet and re-fuel then the Champs Elysees has plenty of places you can eat out at as well, like the Italian Pizza Vesuvio, the French Bistro called Atelier Renault, the flagship boutique of Haagen Dazs and Flora Danica which is famous for its caviar.


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Photo of Les Car Rouges bus stop on the Avenue des Champs Elysees in Paris

Car Rouges Stop Avenue Des Champs Elysees

Here you can see a photo of the Champs Elysees that we took showing the uniformed line of trees that flank each side, and trees were originally planted on this avenue back in the early 1700s, and once they were older plus thick enough towards the latter part of the century when the avenue became a fashionable place with impressive manion houses being constructed, the trees were trimmed into a rectangular shape, known as cabinets de verdure in French, which is how they are still maintained on the Champs Elysees to this day.


High Definition picture of the Flora Danica restaraunt on the Avenue des Champs Elysees

Flora Danica On The Avenue Des Champs Elysees

Virtually everyone will visit the Champs Elysees while they are on holiday in Paris, as it has become a worldwide known landmark and popular tourist attraction, especially on a nice day when this famous avenue gets even busier, but there are plenty of places to stop for refreshments and places to eat including restaurants such as the Flora Danica or even the fast food chain McDonalds, both of which you can see in this photo we took while in amongst the crowds.


View of the Zara Store on the Avenue des Champs Elysees

Avenue Des Champs Elysees Zara Store

At almost two kilometres in length with cafes, restaurants, hotels and luxury specialty shops, the Champs Elysees has become a major landmark in Paris, and there are also high street names that have appeared on this famous avenue like Marks & Spencer and Zara that you can see in this HD image, which are located opposite each other, but this also means that people come here from all over the world just for the shopping experience.


Photo showing the Arc de Triomphe that sits at one end of the Avenue des Champs Elysees

Arc De Triomphe At The Champs Elysees

The triumphal arch that was originally commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte I called the Arc de Triomphe stands at one end of the Avenue des Champs Elysees, and this is a photo we took on a lovely sunny day as we decided to stroll down the avenue to the Place de la Concorde and the Tuileries Gardens, which has become known as the historical axis that connect The Louvre right through to the modern Grand Arche.


Picture of the tree lined sidewalk on Avenue des Champs Elysees in Paris

Champs Elysees Sidewalk

This is a HD photo we took showing one side of the tree lined Avenue des Champs Elysees, and as you can see, the pathway or sidewalk is very wide, allowing for the numerous tourists that come to this famous avenue every year, however, it was only in 1994 that these paths were widened further to their current size, which also makes a great place for some of the restaurants and cafe to have a terrace and sun shades, like you can see in the distance.


View of restaurant tables and parasoles on the Avenue des Champs Elysees sidewalk

Restaurant Tables On Avenue Des Champs Elysees

The name Champs Elysees translates to Elysian Fields and the whole area used to be fields and market gardens before some of the area was cleared to make way for an avenue in the 1600s, and although much has changed since this time, French cuisine and food delicacies are a part of Paris life, which means that you will find numerous cafes and restaurants along the Avenue des Champs Elysees, and this photo shows just one of the many terraces that are set out each day during the warmer months.


This HD picture showing the Monoprix store on Avenue des Champs Elysees

Monoprix Store On Avenue Des Champs Elysees

The Avenue des Champs Elysees is probably one of the most well known shopping avenues in the world, and has many famous names, just like in this HD photo where you can see the Virgin Megastore and Monoprix, which is a major upmarket French retail chain with over 300 stores throughout France that combines food, hardware, clothes, gifts and household items, yet is not so bad on the pocket compared to some of the haute couture shops you will see along the Champs Elysees.


Photo of News Kiosk on the Avenue des Champs Elysees

Avenue Des Champs Elysees News Kiosk

You will find numerous different news stands and kiosks supplying newspapers, books, maps, etc all over the city, and this is a photo we took of a good sized news kiosk on the Avenue des Champs Elysees that also provides postcards, prints and sketches of Paris to name a few of the souvenirs available here that people often purchase while on holiday in the capital city of France.


Picture of I Love Paris souvenir shop on the Avenue des Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees I Love Paris Souvenir Shop

Elegant buildings and numerous mansion houses were constructed on the Avenue des Champs Elysees during the late 1700s, and having become managed by the city of Paris, by 1828 footpaths and even gas lighting had been added to this prestigious avenue, but these properties have over the years been transformed into shops, restaurants, hotels, etc, just like you can see in this HD photograph with a lot of tourists by the souvenir shop.


HD photo of Jardins des Champs Elysees gardens that sit about halfway down the Avenue des Champs Elysees

Jardins Des Champs Elysees Gardens

As you are walking along the Avenue des Champs Elysees, if you feel like a bit of change in scenery rather than looking at shops, then why not take the time to visit the Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens where there are plenty of park benches to rest your weary feet, plus you can sit and admire the fountains or the unusual building you can also see in this high definition photo, which is home to the Theatre Marigny.


Photo of water fountain in the Jardins des Champs Elysees

Jardins Des Champs Elysees Water Fountain

After having lovely baguettes we purchased on the Champs Elysees Avenue, we sat and ate these in the Jardins des Champs Elysees, and this is a HD photo we took showing one of the fountains in the gardens that was designed by Jacques Hittorff, yet to the left of the image you can see a part of the garden terrace belonging to the Pavillon Laurent, which is a Michelin starred restaurant in Paris open for lunch and dinner, and is in a secluded setting tucked away behind hedges, but unfortunately our budget did not stretch enough to eat there.


This picture shows the Brioche Doree restaurant and Tea Salon on the Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees Brioche Doree Restaurant

The Brioche Doree restaurant and tea salon is just one of the many places you can enjoy a meal, snack or beverage along the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris and whether you wish to eat inside or enjoy the terrace during nice weather, these are ideal to stop and rest your weary legs after walking around the city.


View looking down Avenue des Champs Elysees from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe

Looking Down Avenue Des Champs Elysees

Many people say that the traffic in Paris is a nightmare, but that is probably true of most cities, and this is a photo we took looking down the tree lined Champs Elysees from close to the Place de la Concorde looking towards the Arc de Triomphe in the distance, yet it was not even rush hour when we took this picture.


Photo of underpass on the Champs Elysees that travels under Place Charles de Gaulle roundabout

Avenue Des Champs Elysees Underpass

As we were walking along the Champs Elysees we took this photo looking back towards the Arc de Triomphe and as you can see, there is an underpass for vehicles under a certain height, which travels underneath the Place Charles de Gaulle and comes up the other side on the Avenue de la Grande Armee, so that people can avoid having to negotiate one of the most notorious roundabouts in Paris.





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More information on the Avenue des Champs Elysees

  -  Avenue des Champs Elysees
  -  History of the Avenue des Champs Elysees
  -  Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens
  -  Fountains at Jardins des Champs Elysees
  -  The Pavillon Laurent Restaurant in Paris
  -  The Paris Theatre Marigny

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  -  Photos of Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens
  -  Photos of the Arc de Triomphe


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