Champs – Élysées, on of the worlds most beautiful avenue, specially at night. The famous avenue is lined with high-end shops, cafées and showrooms. It´s also next to fashion’s most glamorous shopping street, avenue Montaigne, which is almost matched in lustre and allure by rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré.
You get an air of pomp and grandeur in the Arc de Triomphe, Champs- Élysées and Grands Boulevards quarter.
Arc de Triomphe
First you take the pedestrian tunnel to avoid the crazy traffic around Arc, then you take the lift up to the observation deck or climb 284 steps and from their you get a great panoramic view of Paris and of the twelve major avenues leading to the Arc.
Place Charles de Gaulle – www.paris.org/Monuments/Arc/
A must if you never have done it before – strolling this elegant, tree-shaded avenue and do some window shopping in the luxury shops.
Place de la Concorde
The cities largest square and laid out in 1775. From here Paris spreads out around; the Seina, Champs- Élysées and views of the Eiffel Tower. Walk the other direction from Champs- Élysées and you will get to the popular and chic Jardin des Tuileries.
Palais de Tokyo
A contemporary art museum it´s also hosting the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris). Situated in an art deco building that dates from 1937, it´s the most creative and fun museum in Paris.
13, avenue du Président Wilson – www.palaisdetokyo.com
Galerie – Musée Baccarat
A neo-rococo wonderland created by Philippe Starck. View items by great designers, services made for princes and mahharajahs, and monumental show-off items made for the great exhibitions of the 1800s. The glittering restaurant the cristal room is very popular. Book well in advance.
63 rue Edouard Vaillant – www.baccarat.fr
Cité de l´Architecture et du Patrimoine – Palais de Chaillot
The museum of French monuments houses three galleries that between them offer an overview of architecture and heritage from the Middle Ages to the present day. You will see life-size mock-ups of French cathedral facades and heritage buildings.
The exhibits on display are extremely varied and perfectly illustrate the main developments in French architecture through the centuries.
You get a fabulous.view from the Café Carlu of the Eiffel Tower.
1, Place du Trocadéro – www.citechaillot.fr
Musée du Parfum
The museum featuring over 5000 years of perfume history and it´s situated in a beautiful 1860 townhouse.
9 Rue Scribe – www.fragonard.com
Musée du Vin
Wine courses, tastings, displays of ancient viticultural equipment and an excellent restuarant does this fine museum have.
5 Rue des eaux – www.museeduvinparis.com
Place de la Madeleine
A neo-classical temple, la Madeleine and gourmet food shops.