Travel Guide of 8th Arrondissement (Champs-Elysees), Paris for: Bradford Elysees Rating: 3.5 Pearls
8th Arrondissement (Champs-Elysees), Paris, Ile-de-France

8th Arrondissement (Champs-Elysees) Summary

Pros

  • Home to the Champs-Elysees, lined by shops and restaurants
  • Golden Triangle shopping district, with designer stores such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel
  • The Arc de Triomphe and the Grand Palais
  • Convenient spot for business travelers
  • Solid range of hotel types
  • Destination for high-end fashion shopping

Cons

  • Fewer major sights than some other neighborhoods
  • Some feel that the Champs-Elysees area is too touristy

What It's Like

The 8th Arrondissement is best known for the Champs-Elysees, the most famous boulevard in Paris. Its sidewalks are lined by trees, shops, and restaurants, and most notably, high-end fashion boutiques. On one end stands the Arc de Triomphe, from which visitors can see sweeping views of the city, and on the other stands the Grand Palais, a beautifully restored historic building that now houses an impressive art collection. The Champs-Elysees is one of the three streets that form the "Golden Triangle" shopping district -- the other two being Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George V -- and it's here that shoppers will find the stores of name-brand designers such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Chanel. Some of Some complain that the Champs-Elysees has lost some of its charm with the influx of chain stores and restaurants, but at least the McDonald's offers beautiful views of the street!

Aside from the Champs-Elysees area, the Parc Monceau, and a few minor museums, the 8th Arrondissement has less to offer tourists than some other neighborhoods in the city. The larger part of the neighborhood is a commercial and business area, with few tourists and even few Parisians past dark.

Where To Stay

Most hotels in the 8th Arrondissement are located within walking distance of the Champs-Elysees. There are numerous luxury hotels as well as several mid-range hotels in the area. Those in Paris on business may consider staying closer to the heart of the neighborhood.  

Map of Hotels -- 8th Arrondissement (Champs-Elysees), Paris

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Facts

Languages:

French

Airports:

Paris Orly International Airport

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Peak:

June - August

Vaccines:

No

Currency:

Euro

Electricity:

220 V, 50 Hz

Tipping:

Included in the service charge in restaurants, 10-15% additional tip is appreciated for good service

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