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Photos of Jardins des Champs Elysees in Paris page 1



After visiting the Arc de Triomphe then walking down the Champs Elysees stopping at shops along the way, we needed to rest our feet, and just about half way down this avenue you will find the Jardins Champs Elysees gardens, which we found was a great place to relax and enjoy the gardens with its fountains and flowers, and as you can see from these HD photos we took there was plenty of park benches to sit down under the trees.


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Photo of the Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens

Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens

Under the shade of the trees, having just eaten our baguettes, we took this photo in the Jardins des Champs Elysees looking towards the Theatre Marigny, which was first opened back in 1885, and having become a prestigious flagship theatre in Paris, it is still running today and provides numerous different shows each year with many famous names that have performed here.


Pictue showing Fontaine de Cirque in the Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens

Fontaine de Cirque in Jardins des Champs Elysees

This is a close up photo showing one of the fountains in the Jardins des Champs Elyees that were designed by Jacques Ignace Hittorff in 1840 when the gardens were re-designed, and each of the four fountains represents something different and were produced by different sculptors, but this one is known as the Fontaine de Cirque, which was sculpted by Jean-Auguste Barre, and you can see the heads of lions and wild boars that spout the water.


The Jardins des Champs Elysees park and gardens

Jardins des Champs Elysees Park

While we were visiting the Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens we took this photo looking towards the Theatre Marigny, and you can also see some of the many park benches that are ideal to sit and relax while resting your weary legs, especially if you have been shopping and walking along the famous Champs Elysees Avenue.


Photo of Theatre Vrai Guinolet in the Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens

Theatre Vrai Guinolet in Champs Elysees Gardens

In this image you can see a part of the Theatre Vrai Guinolet, which is a traditional puppet theatre in Paris that is located on the promenade of the Champs Elysees within the Jardins des Champs Elysees, and this is one of the small traditional puppet theatres known as a Marionettes show where you sit in the open air for a fun childrens show and a bell rings just before a performance starts on a wednesday, weekends and holidays.


HD photo of park benches within the Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens

Park Benches in Jardins des Champs Elysees

It was Jacques Ignace Hittorff who was instrumental in the re-design of the Jardins des Champs Elysees back in the 1800s including the fountains, one of which you can see in this photo, which is located in front of the Theatre Marigny that was designed by Charles Garnier, and as you can tell, there are plenty of park benches to sit and relax on within what was to become an English styled garden in Paris.


This photo of Ledoyen restaurant in the Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens

Ledoyen Restaurant in Jardins des Champs Elysees

We took this high definition photo of the Jardins des Champs Elysees with the gourmet restaurant in Paris called Ledoyen that was constructed in the 1800s, and is located behind the greenery of a part of this beautiful garden, which was eventually redesigned in an English style that has remained the same since the time of Baron Haussmann, apart from being reduced in size when the Grand Palais was constructed for the 1900 World Fair.


High definition photo showing the Theatre Marigy in the Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens

Theatre Marigy in the Jardins des Champs Elysees

From 1835 performances were held at this location and eventually a small theatre was constructed within the Jardins des Champs Elysees for the 1855 Universal Exhibition in Paris, but the building you can see in this photo is of the Theatre Marigny that took its place, and designed by Charles Garnier who also designed the Palais Garnier Operal house, with an elegant interior it first opened its doors in 1885 and is still running today.


Picture of Fontaine de l'Elysee water fountain in the Jardins des Champs Elysees

Fontaine de l'Elysee in the Champs Elysees

This picture shows one of the fountains called the Fontaine de l'Elysee, which is located within the Jardins des Champs Elysees by the landscaped area of small little hedges and flowers, and these can be found close to an entrance to the gardens near to where the Grand Palais is located, and although the Jardins des Champs Elysees have changed quite a bit over the centuries, they have been here since the 1600s when they were first designed by Andre Le Notre.


Picture of the Jardins des Champs Elysees as designed by Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand

Champs Elysees by Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand

The Jardins des Champs Elysees were first designed and laid out by the famous landscape designer Andre le Notre back in the 1600s and by the late 1700s it had become a popular place for Parisiens, however, after the fall of the Empire much of this garden was destroyed, but through the efforts of Jacques Ignace Hittorff, the Champs Elysees Gardens were restored, with lighting, fountains and different buildings added, yet they were redesigned yet again in an English style by Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand and remain the same to this day.


Photo of Fontaine des Quatre Saisons in the Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens

Fontaine des Quatre Saisons Jardins des Champs Elysees

Called the Fontaine de Cirque this is a photograph we took of one of the fountains in the Jardins des Champs Elysees Garden that was given this name due to being located by a circus that has since been destroyed, however, due to the fact that there are four children, which represent the four seasons, it is sometimes referred to as the Fontaine des Quatre Saisons and was sculpted by Jean-Auguste Barre in 1840, but transformed by the architect Gabriel Davioud in the year 1863.


This picture shows the Pavillon Ledoyen building in the Jardins des Champs Elysees

Pavillon Ledoyen Building at the Champs Elysees

The building you can see in this photo was constructed in the 1800s within the Jardins des Champs Elysees and called the Pavillon Ledoyen, this is a fabulous gourmet restaurant in Paris that has incredible views of the gardens along with a terrace for the warmer days, and being Michelin starred, it provides top quality French cuisine in an elegant, tranquil atmosphere in its prestigious location in Paris.

The Jean Moulin monument with its statues in the Jardins des Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees Jean Moulin Monument

Here you can see a photo we took of a monument in Paris, which is dedicated to Jean Moulin, who was a French resistance fighter during World War II that became the unifying force of the movement, and in this image you can see the statues along with a plaque that has his name on, and this monument is located within the Jardins des Champs Elysees Gardens, but you may also be pleased to know that there is even a museum you can visit that is dedicated to him in the city as well.





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More information on Avenue des Champs Elysees and its gardens

  -  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

Photo images of attractions close by

  -  Photos of the Champs Des Elysees
  -  Photos of the Grand Palais
  -  Photos of the Petit Palais
  -  Photos of the Pont Alexandre III

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Jardins des Champs Elysees
Avenue des Champs Elysees
75008
Paris
Ile de France
France


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