The Champs-Elysées: Pedestrian Zone!

  • display of the boutique Louis Vuitton and its red balloons. hot air baloon, with the reflections of the Champs Elysees

    display of the boutique Louis Vuitton and its red balloons. hot air baloon, with the reflections of the Champs Elysees

    © Atout France / Nathalie Baetens

  • Place de la Concorde, at the foot of the Champs-Elysées

    Place de la Concorde, at the foot of the Champs-Elysées

    © Atout France/ Phovoir

  • on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées,  "Triumph" vintage car from the 60s . The Arce de Triomphe is on the background

    on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, "Triumph" vintage car from the 60s . The Arce de Triomphe is on the background

    © Atout France/ Nathalie Baetens

  • Military parade on the National Day (14 July - Bastille day)

    Military parade on the National Day (14 July - Bastille day)

    © Atout France / Pascal Gréboval

The Champs-Elysées: Pedestrian Zone! avenue des champs-elysées paris fr

Oh yes, for one Sunday every month the Champs-Elysées is completely taken over by pedestrians, providing a calm and peaceful setting for visitors and Parisians alike to stroll along this legendary avenue. Take a photo from a new angle, walk quietly hand-in-hand, and let your kids cycle to their heart’s content, all in the middle of the road but without any traffic to worry about.

Come and admire stunning Haussmann-inspired buildings, stop for a bite to eat or enjoy a shopping trip on the world’s most beautiful avenue all in the calm of a vehicle-free street. 

A shopper’s paradise

A temple to outdoor shopping, the Champs-Elysées (despite its connotations) actually has something for every taste and budget: from major department stores and their ready-to-wear collections to luxury individual boutiques, the choice of Parisian chic on offer is endless.

If your budget is a little higher, and your tastes a little more towards motor oil, some of the world’s leading car manufacturers have showrooms on the Champs-Elysées.

Feeling peckish? 

Foodies will also be in their element on the Champs-Elysées, as the avenue is home to some of the smartest restaurants in Paris, from chic tea-rooms to the very best gastronomic haunts.

Just imagine the pleasure of eating on a traffic-free outdoor terrace – a very rare occurrence in Paris! Make the most of this opportunity by trying some of the famous Ladurée macaroons, or enjoying a memorable meal at one of the famous Michelin-starred restaurants along this iconic avenue. 

After dark

The Avenue des Champs-Elysées is also home to some of the city’s most impressive nightlife. Attend a play at one of its theatres, experience the glitz and glamour of the Lido cabaret, or take to the streets to experience one of the un-missable festivals and events Paris is so famous for. 

 

Room with a view


At the top of the Champs-Elysées, you can’t miss the Arc-de-Triomphe, another of Paris’s famous landmarks. And if you head to the top of this 50m high monument you’ll be rewarded with a superb panoramic view of the city!   

 

 

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