Arrondissement 8, not “just” Champs-Elysees
The arrondissement 8 is the one of the Champs Elysees. All the area is organized around this avenue. It is one of the mos famous in the world! You can hear lots of songs that talks about it too. The most famous song about Champs-Elysee is probably the one by Joe Dassin.
When you go in arrondissement 8, visit also the Monceau Park. It is a very big garden, designed with care and attention. Another attraction of the eight arrondissement of Paris that I like is the Madelaine church. Plus, once you are in arrondissement 8, you can go to visit the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais. The Grand one is a museum in a historical building, the second one is the Museum of Fine Arts of Paris.
Arrondissement 8, Champs-Elysee from side to side
In arrondissement 8 you can admire lots of attractions. One of my favourite is the Etoile Arc of Triumph. It is at the beginning of the Avenue and in the centre of the Charles de Gaulle square. It is a monument of celebration for the Austerlitz battle.
If you go to the other side of Champs-Elysee, you can admire Place de la Concorde. It is the biggest French square. From here you can go to Rue de Rivoli in arrondissement 4. From rue de Rivoli you can easily go to the Louvre. See? It’s easy to orientate when you start to know something about each arrondissement of Paris!
Arrondissement 8, districts and metro stations
Arrondissement 8 includes Champs-Elysees, Faubourg-du-Roule, Madeleine and Europe districts. To go there you can refer to lots of metro stations.
Alma – Marceau, Champs-Elysees-Clemenceau, Charles de Gaulle – Etoile, Concorde, Courcelles. But also Europe, Frankli D. Roosevelt, George V, Liège. Don’t forget Madeleine, Miromesnil and Monceau.
Others are Place de Clichy, Rome, Saint-Augustin, Saint-Lazare, Saint-Philippe du Roule, Ternes, Villiers.
Arrondissement 8, cafés and boutiques
When you go in arrondissement 8, you might need a break from all the beautiful things you will visit. In this area you can find lots of cafés. The most recommended are the Bar du Bristol or l’Atelier des Chefs.
For what concerns boutiques, even if you don’t have to buy anything, go at least to dream at Sotheby’s!