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Visit of Champs-Élysées Avenue, from “l'Étoile” to “la Concorde”

Come discover one of the capital’s legendary avenues in the footsteps of Joe Dassin, from “l'Étoile” to “la Concorde”. We’ll dream while gazing at the high fashion shops of Montaigne Avenue, and then head back up the most beautiful avenue in the world while passing some of its most famous monuments: the “Arc de Triomphe”, Élysée Palace, Small Palace and Great Palace Museums, masterpieces of 19th century metal-frame architecture, and finally, the Luxor Obelisk. On route, we’ll pause in front of the famous Lido cabaret, nexus of parisian nightlife.

Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile: Commisionned by Napoleon I in 1806, it celebrates his victories. Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin, its architect, drew his inspiration from Antiquity. Following Napoleon’s defeats, construction was halted, and then resumed from 1832 to 1836. In addition to its 50-meter height, the monument has impressive bas-relief sculptures.


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