The Champs Elysées: The Most Famous Street in Paris with 300 Years of History

The Champs Elysées, a 2-km-long road in Paris, France, stretching from the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre.
The Champs Elysées is two kilometers long, stretching from the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre. (Image: via Rachel Tso )

Why is the Champs Elysées so famous?

It was built on the order of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and has 300 years of history. It was once a social place for the aristocrats and the upper class.

On the other hand, it is the main street in Paris to find all the famous brand names. If you want to shop at the famous brand-name stores, you will find them here.

The Champs Elysées is home to a variety of luxury cafés, theaters, and designer stores. (Image: via Rachel Tso)

The Champs Élysées Avenue is two kilometers long. At the time, the Sun King asked the designer to open up the road from the center of the Louvre Garden to the current Arc de Triomphe.

The avenue has a variety of luxury cafés, theaters, and brand-name stores. The most representative of course is the Louis Vuitonne flagship store.

The Champs Elysées, together with the 12 avenues of Paris, are centered on the Arc de Triomphe and radiate in all directions. It’s quite an impressive sight. (Photo: via Rachel Tso)

While walking along this romantic avenue, I met a French gentleman who introduced me to a famous song about the Champs Elysées!

Writers: Maggie Wu

Photographer: Rachel Tso

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