33 Things to Do in and Around the Champs Elysées

There’s so much to do on the world’s most beautiful avenue. To help you find your way around, I’ve put together a list of activities to make the most of the Champs-Élysées’ chic and historic setting.

First, here are the locations on a map:


Arc de Triomphe

Pl. Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris

arc de triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe is an emblematic monument at the center of the Place de l’Etoile.

The arch is in neoclassical style, and its façade is adorned with sculptures depicting military scenes, as well as reliefs and inscriptions commemorating great French generals and battles.

At the top of the monument is an observation deck offering a panoramic view of Paris, including the Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower and other famous monuments.

The Arc de Triomphe is also the site of the Flame of Remembrance, an eternal flame lit to honor the soldiers who died in World War I, and rekindled every evening at 6pm.

We love:

  • The panoramic view of Paris from the summit
  • The eternal flame and its symbol

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Jardin des Champs Elysées

10 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

The Jardin des Champs-Élysées is a magnificent green space along the world’s most beautiful avenue.

This public garden offers visitors a lovely shady promenade, lined with majestic trees and colorful flower beds. There are also fountains, sculptures and benches where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

Numerous cultural and festive events are held here throughout the year, including festivals, outdoor art exhibitions and children’s activities.

This iconic garden is not only a favorite with Parisians, but also a must-see attraction for visitors from all over the world, offering a verdant break in the heart of the bustling French capital.

We love:

  • A green haven in the heart of Paris
  • Cultural events of all kinds throughout the year



Grand Palais

3 Av. du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris

The Grand Palais is an impressive monument built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, and a remarkable example of Beaux-Arts architecture.

The building is characterized by its large steel and glass canopy, which rises majestically above the façade. This glass roof gives the Grand Palais a unique natural luminosity, creating a bright, airy atmosphere inside.

The Grand Palais often hosts temporary art, science and culture exhibitions, covering a wide variety of subjects and periods.

In addition to its exhibitions, the Grand Palais also hosts cultural events, fashion shows, concerts and other public events.

We love:

  • Its iconic glass roof that floods the site with light
  • exhibitions and cultural events

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Petit Palais

Av. Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris

Porte du Petit Palais

The Petit Palais is an elegant building designed by the architect Charles Girault for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, and a fine example of Beaux-Arts architecture.

The building features a neoclassical façade with magnificent columns and ornamental sculptures. Inside, it houses a free fine arts museum, with a vast collection of works ranging from antiquity to the late 19th century.

The Petit Palais boasts an inner courtyard and garden, creating a peaceful space where visitors can relax and enjoy the beauty of the setting.

The museum exhibits paintings, sculptures, decorative objects and works by renowned French and foreign artists, offering visitors a comprehensive overview of art through the centuries.

We love:

  • Elegant architecture
  • Its rich exhibitions



Palais de la Découverte

Av. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris

The Palais de la Découverte is a science museum founded in 1937. It occupies part of the Grand Palais and is dedicated to the popularization of science and discovery.

The Palais de la Découverte building, with its columns and classical details, is typical of the 1900 World Fair.

Inside, visitors can explore a variety of interactive and educational exhibits covering different scientific fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and astronomy.

The Palais de la Découverte is an ideal venue for families, students and science enthusiasts, offering a fun and educational experience in a stimulating and interactive environment.

We love:

  • Popularizing science to make it accessible to everyone
  • Interesting exhibitions and hands-on demonstrations

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L’Atelier Renault

53 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris


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L’Atelier Renault is a unique location on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. It is a concept store and exhibition space belonging to the Renault automobile brand.

L’Atelier Renault is an innovative mix of car showroom, souvenir store and event space. It offers visitors the opportunity to discover the latest Renault cars in a modern, friendly setting.

In addition to presenting the brand’s vehicles, the Atelier Renault also offers themed exhibitions, interactive workshops and cultural events throughout the year.

It’s a popular place for car enthusiasts and tourists looking to learn more about Renault’s history and latest innovations.

We love:

  • The originality of this unique concept store
  • An exhibition of unique car models



Crazy Horse

12 Av. George V, 75008 Paris

The Crazy Horse is a famous cabaret founded in 1951, renowned for its highly stylized erotic and artistic revue shows.

The cabaret is known for its sensual performances and suggestively dressed dancers, highlighting the aesthetics of the body and lightingi.

Crazy Horse shows take place in an intimate, glamorous atmosphere, with a small stage that allows spectators to make the most of the performances.

The music, choreography and elaborate costumes create a unique atmosphere that makes Crazy Horse an unforgettable experience for show and entertainment lovers .

We love:

  • The unique atmosphere of this icon of Parisian nightlife
  • Sensual shows that don’t leave us in want

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Shopping on Avenue Montaigne

Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

Avenue Montaigne

Avenue Montaigne is one of the most prestigious avenues in Paris. Located in the 8th arrondissement, it is famous as one of the capital’s haute couture and luxury districts.

The avenue is lined with internationally renowned designer boutiques, fashion houses, luxury jewelers and five-star hotels.

Gucci, Balenciaga, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Loewe… It’s an exclusive shopping destination where high-end haute couture and ready-to-wear brands attract fashion enthusiasts from all over the world.

We love:

  • The chic, historic setting of this world-renowned avenue
  • The many luxury boutiques




75 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

Founded in 1862, this historic boutique is one of the emblematic addresses of the Ladurée brand.

The place is famous for its delicious pastries, especially macaroons, which have become a veritable icon of the house. Ladurée macaroons are famous for their bright colors, varied flavors and light, crispy texture on the outside, soft on the inside.

Ladurée’s tea room on the Champs-Élysées offers an elegant, refined atmosphere, with period decor reminiscent of the early 20th century.

It’s the ideal place to sample the company’s pastries and enjoy a gourmet break in the heart of Paris.

We love:

  • Ladurée’s must-have macaroons
  • The elegant setting with its period decor


Read more: 16 places to find the best macaroons in Paris


Pierre Hermé

133 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

Pierre Hermé is known for his innovative and daring creations, which combine unexpected flavors and harmonious textures.

Its macaroons are particularly famous, offering a variety of taste combinations that go beyond traditional flavors.

The Pierre Hermé boutique on the Champs-Élysées offers an elegant, modern ambiance, showcasing the pastry chef’s delicate creations.

The products are presented with care, and customers can eat the various creations on the spot or take them away to enjoy later.

We love:

  • The finesse of Pierre Hermé macaroons
  • The elegant ambiance of the boutique



Pâtisserie Cyril Lignac

2 Rue de Chaillot, 75116 Paris


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Cyril Lignac is renowned for his culinary talent and refined creations. His patisserie offers a wide range of exquisite desserts, from macaroons and éclairs to tarts and cakes with innovative, subtle flavors.

The store’s decor is modern and welcoming, offering customers a warm atmosphere in which to enjoy their delicious pastries on the spot or take them away for a gourmet experience at home.

We love:

  • Cyril Lignac’s generous gourmet creations
  • The simple, down-to-earth setting of the patisserie



Dior Gallery

11 Rue François 1er, 75008 Paris


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Owned by the world-renowned fashion house Christian Dior, this gallery presents artistic and cultural exhibitions related to the world of fashion and luxury.

The Galerie Dior offers a varied selection of creations from the fashion house, showcasing haute couture, ready-to-wear, perfume and accessories collections.

It’s a place dedicated to creativity and elegance, where visitors can discover the history and heritage of the Christian Dior brand, as well as the talents of contemporary designers who perpetuate the spirit of the house.

We love:

  • Immersion in the world of Dior
  • The elegance of the venue, with its sumptuous collections

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Yves Saint Laurent Museum

5 Av. Marceau, 75116 Paris

The Musée Yves Saint Laurent is a museum dedicated to the famous French couturier, located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.

The museum was opened in 2017 in the former Yves Saint Laurent haute couture house, where the couturier created his iconic collections for many years.

The museum showcases an exceptional collection of Yves Saint Laurent’s fashion creations, sketches, photographs and accessories, highlighting his visionary talent and influence on the fashion industry.

Visitors can discover the designer’s creative world through exhibitions that pay tribute to his legendary creations and enduring legacy in the world of fashion.

We love:

  • Immersion in the world of Yves Saint Laurent
  • The museum, which is the designer’s former fashion house

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Palais de Tokyo

13 Av. du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris


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 The Palais de Tokyo is a contemporary art center located in the 16th arrondissement. Inaugurated in 2002, it is one of the largest contemporary art spaces in Europe.

The Palais de Tokyo building is an example of modern architecture, offering a raw, industrial setting that blends perfectly with the bold, avant-garde contemporary art exhibitions it hosts.

The Palais de Tokyo presents temporary exhibitions by French and international contemporary artists, covering a wide range of artistic disciplines, from painting and sculpture to photography, installation and performance art.

In addition to exhibitions, the Palais de Tokyo also houses spaces dedicated to workshops, conferences, shows and interactive artistic events.

We love:

  • Its raw, industrial architecture
  • Its contemporary exhibitions

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 Paris Museum of Modern Arts

11 Av. du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris

 The Paris Museum of Modern Arts is a museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art, located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Founded in 1961, it boasts a rich collection of works of art dating from the early 20th century to the present day.

The museum building is an example of modern architecture, offering an elegant and spacious setting for displaying works of art.

The  Paris Museum of Modern Arts’ collection includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and other forms of contemporary art by French and international artists.

The museum regularly organizes temporary exhibitions featuring emerging artists as well as masters of modern art, making it a dynamic and stimulating venue for contemporary art enthusiasts.

We love:

  • Celebrating contemporary art
  • The site’s unique architecture

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Palais Galliera

10 Av. Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116 Paris

 Founded in 1977, the Palais Galliera is a museum dedicated to the history of fashion and the evolution of clothing trends over the centuries.

The museum building is in Renaissance style, providing an elegant and refined setting for displaying the fashion collections.

The Musée Galliera boasts an impressive collection of clothes, suits, accessories and textiles, dating from the 18th century to the present day.

It showcases pieces by renowned designers, historical gowns, celebrity outfits and iconic works from the fashion industry.

In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum regularly organizes temporary exhibitions highlighting contemporary fashion designers and specific fashion themes.

We love:

  • Celebrating fashion
  • The Renaissance style of the building

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Musée national des arts asiatiques

6 Pl. d’Iéna, 75116 Paris


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 The Musée national des arts asiatiques [national museum of Asiatic arts], also known as the Musée Guimet, is a museum founded in 1889. It is one of the most important Asian art museums in Europe.

The museum houses a vast collection of Asian art and objects, representing different cultures and historical periods of the continent.

The museum’s collections include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, ritualistic items, jewelry and much more.

The Musée Guimet building is a magnificent example of neo-classical architecture, providing an elegant setting for displaying the treasures of Asian art.

The museum regularly organizes temporary exhibitions highlighting specific aspects of Asian art, as well as contemporary artists.

We love:

  • The feeling of traveling in Asia
  • The contrast between neo-classical architecture and Oriental collections

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The American Cathedral of Paris

23 Av. George V, 75008 Paris

The American Cathedral of Paris is an Episcopal church located in the 8th arrondissement. Built between 1883 and 1886 in the neo-Gothic style, it is a unique example of American architecture in Paris.

The cathedral is home to a diverse Christian community, made up mainly of expatriate Americans living in Paris, as well as other people of all nationalities.

In addition to its regular religious services, the cathedral offers music concerts, lectures, cultural events and charitable activities for the local community and visitors.

We love:

  • Unique American architecture in the heart of Paris
  • The friendly, welcoming atmosphere



Galeries Lafayette

60 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris


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The Champs Elysées Galeries Lafayette is an extension of the famous Galeries Lafayette Haussmann.

Opened in 2019, the store offers an upscale shopping experience in a modern, elegant setting.

It features a vast selection of products from luxury brands, renowned designers and exclusive collections.

Galeries Lafayette des Champs-Élysées also features restaurants, bars, a beauty salon and a tea room with a terrace offering a panoramic view of the world’s most beautiful avenue.

We love:

  • The perfect department store for shopping enthusiasts
  • View of the avenue from the terrace

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Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris

Place de la Concorde

Place de la Concorde is one of the most emblematic squares in Paris. Located at the end of the Champs-Élysées Avenue, it lies at the heart of the city and is surrounded by some of the capital’s most famous monuments.

The square is characterized by its majestic design, with a large fountain in the center and statues representing the cities of France all around. To the north of the square is the imposing Luxor obelisk, a gift from Egypt to France.

The Place de la Concorde is also steeped in history, as it was the site of many important events, including the French Revolution and the execution of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette.

Today, the square is a popular place for strolls, cultural events and public gatherings. It’s also an ideal starting point for exploring Paris’s main tourist attractions, such as the Louvre and the Champs-Élysées.

We love:

  • A place steeped in history
  • the impressive obelisk of Luxor



Alma Bridge

Pont de l’Alma, 75008 Paris


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The Pont de l’Alma [Alma Bridge] is famous for its panoramic view over the Seine and some of Paris’s most emblematic monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero.

The bridge is also home to the former Alma-Marceau metro station, which was closed in 1939.

Nowadays, the Pont de l’Alma is a popular stopping-off point for locals and tourists alike, looking for a breathtaking view of the Seine and the monuments of the City of Light.

It’s also an emblematic place associated with certain historical and cultural events in Paris, such as the tragic death of Lady Diana.

We love:

  • A breathtaking view of Parisian monuments
  • The bridge’s rich history



Alexandre III Bridge

Pont Alexandre III, 75008 Paris

Pont Alexandre III

The Pont Alexandre III is one of the most magnificent and emblematic bridges in Paris.

Built at the end of the 19th century for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, the Pont Alexandre III is a dazzling example of Beaux-Arts architecture.

It owes its name to the Russian Tsar Alexander III, whose friendship with France was strong at the time the bridge was built.

The bridge is adorned with sumptuous gilded sculptures, imposing columns and elegant lampposts, creating an atmosphere of grandeur and refinement.

From the Pont Alexandre III, you can enjoy breathtaking views of some of Paris’s most famous monuments, including the Invalides and the Eiffel Tower.

We love:

  • The Beaux-Arts style of this sumptuous bridge
  • A breathtaking view of Parisian monuments



Treasure hunt: The secrets of the “Treasure of France”

Métro Franklin Roosevelt, 75008 Paris

treasure hunt

Slip into the shoes of a detective during the French Revolution and go search for stolen jewels.

Working as a team, you’ll scour the entire Golden Triangle to unravel the mystery surrounding this theft. A fun way to discover Paris’s most sought-after district.

We love:

  • A leap back in time to the French Revolution
  • A fun way to discover the Golden Triangle

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Champs Elysées Gaumont cinema

27-33 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

The Champs Elysées Gaumont cinema offers a quality cinematic experience in a historic and elegant setting.

The building was constructed in the 1930s and retains its retro charm with Art Deco architecture.

The cinema offers a varied program, with French and international films, Hollywood blockbusters, art films and cinema classics.

It’s a popular venue for film buffs and visitors who want to enjoy a moment of entertainment in one of Paris’s most prestigious thoroughfares.

We love:

  • Retro cinema style
  • Varied programming

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Artcurial Bookshop

7 Rond-point des Champs-Élysées Marcel-Dassault, 75008 Paris

Librairie Artcurial is a bookshop specializing in art books, exhibition catalogs, rare works and limited editions.

It is a popular place for art lovers, collectors and cultural enthusiasts searching to enhance their knowledge or acquire quality works in the field of art and cultural history.

The Artcurial Bookshop also offers an elegant and refined setting, in perfect harmony with its artistic content, making it an ideal place for art lovers to explore and immerse themselves in quality art literature.

We love:

  • Rare book collections
  • Elegant, refined surroundings

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Connect Paris – Concept Store

24 Av. George V, 75008 Paris

 Connect Paris is an innovative concept store on Avenue George V.

This unique store offers an eclectic selection of products ranging from fashion items to home decor, technological gadgets and handicrafts.

The concept store stands out for its creative staging and modern, trendy atmosphere.

It offers visitors a unique shopping experience by showcasing emerging brands, independent designers and one-off pieces that reflect the latest trends and current cultural influences.

We love:

  • Product variety
  • The boutique’s trendy, modern atmosphere



PSG Official Store

92 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris


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 The store is the ideal place for PSG fans to buy official products and fan merchandise.

The store offers a wide range of products, including jerseys, scarves, caps, balls, accessories and other items bearing the Paris Saint-Germain colors and logo.

The store offers an immersive experience for the club’s supporters, creating a passionate atmosphere and a gathering place for soccer fans.

We love:

  • Immersion in the world of PSG
  • The friendly atmosphere of the venue, which is also a gathering place for fans




133 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

 Publicisdrugstore is an iconic concept store on the Champs-Élysées.

Opened in 1958, it was conceived as an innovative venue combining shopping, dining and entertainment.

The concept store offers a varied selection of products, from fashion items to technological gadgets, books, perfumes and beauty products.

The Publicisdrugstore is also home to restaurants, bars and fast-food outlets, offering visitors a diverse culinary experience.

It’s a popular spot for Parisians and tourists alike, searching for a way to enjoy a spot of shopping, dining or simply relaxing in a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere.

We love:

  • The unusual aspect of the place
  • Shopping, dining and entertainment all in one place



Le Fouquet’s

99 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

 Le Fouquet’s is a famous restaurant-brasserie on the Champs-Élysées avenue.

Founded in 1899, it has become a symbol of Parisian elegance and French art de vivre.

It offers traditional French cuisine, featuring signature dishes such as snails, scallops, foie gras and gourmet desserts.

Fouquet’s is renowned for its refined atmosphere and its history linked to the cinema, being a favorite haunt for celebrities and showbiz stars.

We love:

  • The finesse of the dishes
  • The restaurant’s elegant setting

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Tuileries Gardens

Pl. de la Concorde, 75001 Paris

The Jardin des Tuileries is one of Paris’s most emblematic parks.

Situated between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde, its central location makes it an ideal base for exploring some of the city’s most remarkable sites.

The Jardin des Tuileries is a popular place for Parisians and visitors to relax, stroll, or sit on its iconic green chairs while admiring the peaceful beauty of the landscape.

What’s more, all summer long, the Fête des Tuileries welcomes young and old to enjoy the many attractions, including a Ferris wheel and a merry-go-round.

We love:

  • A green oasis in the heart of Paris
  • The Tuileries Festival



Club Barrière Paris – Casino

104 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

Club Barrière Paris is a prestigious establishment offering a variety of classic casino games such as blackjack, roulette, poker and slot machines, providing visitors with a varied, high-quality gambling experience.

Cards and dice fans can enjoy the excitement of traditional games, while slot machine enthusiasts have a wide choice of modern machines.

In addition to gambling, the casino often offers entertainment and shows to keep customers entertained. There’s also a bar and restaurant where visitors can relax and eat between gaming sessions.

We love:

  • A hushed, chic ambiance
  • Service quality





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Tootbus is a multi-stop tourist bus service that allows visitors to discover Paris’ main sights at their own pace.

Tootbus runs on predefined routes covering the main attractions of Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and many others.

Passengers can hop on and off the bus at any of the stops along the route, allowing them to spend as much time as they like in places of interest that captivate them.

To enjoy the Champs-Elysées, get off at stops 6 (Concorde) and 7 (Champs-Elysées).

We love:

  • The hop-on hop-off bus concept
  • Enjoying the panorama from the open-air double-decker bus

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Le Rooftop

19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris

 The Rooftop is a hip and trendy venue located on the rooftops of the Peninsula hotel, offering a breathtaking view of the Champs-Élysées avenue and its iconic surroundings.

It’s a popular place to get together with friends or to enjoy a romantic sunset.

The atmosphere is generally lively and festive, and visitors can enjoy refreshing drinks, creative cocktails and delicious food while taking in the panoramic views.

We love:

  • A breathtaking view of the Champs-Élysées
  • The romantic atmosphere