Choose one of the most famous postcards of the capital for your stay, and enjoy the Champs-Elysées enchantment and its neighbourhood. Connecting the Arc de Triomphe and its splendid crossroads, at place de la Concorde, the avenue became almost as famous as Paris herself, representing every year for millions of tourists the quintessence of the « French-style ». The luxury shops, the Fouquet’s, and the Lido that you can find there became symbols of Paris and really personified the Parisian well-known « joie de vivre ».
Among its famous inhabitants we count Thomas Jefferson, the third American president, Raymond Poincaré, former president of the Republic or the beautiful and memorable actress Sarah Bernhard.
Even if you can’t afford a Louis Vuitton bag or a Cartier jewel, you have to visit the shops of the Champs-Elysées like you would visit museums so you can see and feel the French excellence and taste that give to this district its unique aspect.
The- real- museum of the Grand Palais, a national pride since the Big World Fair of 1900, also contains some fascinating treasures that you can admire in the exhibitions they are regularly organising.
Once the excitement of the shopping gone and once the flame of the Unknown Soldier revived, many are those who are going to walk through the surroundings avenues, which are also full of mysteries of an other one charm - don’t miss the district of the Ternes and its Poncelet market, or the Faubourg Saint-Honoré and its elegant art galleries.