Champs-Elysées

The scent of fine perfume floats past boutiques, office buildings, and the Arc de Triomphe.

Bookended by sites of grandeur Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysees is more than its legendary namesake boulevard. It’s a thriving neighbourhood infused with history, opulence, and the aromas of perfect cappuccinos and fine perfume. This central Paris neighborhood’s high style and higher prices can seem intimidating, but be assured that Champs-Elysees’ clubs, cinemas, luxury stores, and iconic horse-chestnut trees embody Paris’ inimitable romance and reward undeterred exploration.

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On the Map

Champs-Elysées is bordered by Monceau, Madeleine - Vendôme, Saint-Lazare, Invalides - Ecole Militaire, VIII Arrondissement, XVI Arrondissement, I Arrondissement, and IX Arrondissement

Charles de Gaulle airport : About 55 min by Subway (45 min by taxi)
Orly airport: About 55 min by Subway
Châtelet-les-Halles: About 15 min by Subway
Eiffel Tower: About 10 min by Subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

An Icon of Paris

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At the intersection of twelve grand avenues lies the Place de l'Étoile, and at its center: The Arc de Triomphe.

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The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.

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An icon of Paris, the Arc de Triomphe is recognised around the world as one of the city's main tourist attractions.

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Three Metro lines stop in Champs-Elysées, making it easy to get here and begin sightseeing.

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As gorgeous as it is during the day, once night falls Champs-Elysées' magic begins to sparkle.

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The namesake avenue becomes an impromptu fashion show as trendy Parisians come out to see and be seen.

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Premier Shopping Along the Champs-Élysées

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Guerlain, possibly the greatest of the French perfumeries, has its flagship store on the Champs-Elysées.

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A marvellous number of haute couture houses along the Champs-Élysées make it a popular spot for wealthy tourists who want the latest in first-rate fashions.

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An Eclectic Crowd Mingles on the Champs-Elysées

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Tourists, socialites, businessmen, and hip kids are the common crowd of Champs-Elysées.

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Street performers and souvenir sellers vie for the attention of the herds of tourists along the Champs-Élysées.

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Take a walk along the avenue and you're bound to meet some fascinating madames et messieurs.

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Like this well-hatted gentleman.

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And his canine compatriot.

Around the Champs-Élysées

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Take a rest on one of the back streets of Champs Elysées, far from the crowds and the bustle of more traffic than you thought could exist on a singular street.

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The world tends to smile upon you when you're on the Champs Elysées.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Oliver Knight

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Oliver Knight is a freelance photographer who divides his time between two bases in Paris and London. Upon graduation from Camberwell College of the Arts he began shooting for a number of editorial clients. A decade later he has harboured numerous long standing professional relationships regularly shooting editorial features for magazines, travel guides and inflight publications. When not behind the camera he enjoys cycles along the French coast and watching the world go by from his favourite cafe terraces with a cup of tea close at hand.

Loic Lagarde

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Loïc is a French photographer and world traveller addict based in Paris. He has been travelling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience he met on his way. In Paris, the city where he grew up, he has the great opportunity to share with Airbnb his comprehensive knowledge of the City of Light.