attractions in champs elysees
Attractions in Champs-Elysees
Discover and enjoy the most famous and popular attractions in this renowned neighbourhood and fall in love with the magic of Paris. The sparkling avenue has some of the best museums, shopping stores and restaurants, exploring the themes of travelling.
Grand Palais is a large museum and exhibition complex, built in Beaux-Arts architecture style with glass-domed roof. This more than 100 year old monument was built for the exhibition “by The French Republic to the glory of French art”. Made up of stone, iron and light steel framing, this grand monument is appreciated for its beautiful coloured mosaics work and intricately designed sculpted statues. Every year around two million tourists visit and more than 40 events are organised here annually.
Built between 1806 and 1836, this iconic French monument links old and new Paris. Designed to honour those who fought in the Napoleonic War, this memorial has all the names of the French troops engraved on the inside and at the tops of the arch. You will get to see the amazing views of La Defense, Champs Elysees and Sacre Coeur from the top of its viewing platform. Adorned with beautiful reliefs, the memorial houses important academic sculptors of France.
One of the finest and most beautifully designed museums in the world, Petit Palais is worth a visit as it houses huge collections of important paintings, sculptures and fine art objects in their rich setting. Apart from being a significant complex for great Parisian exhibitions, the stunning architecture, intricately detailed paintwork and beautiful inner garden of this museum makes it highly attractive.
Palais de Tokyo
A building completely dedicated to modern and contemporary art, Palais de Tokyo is known for its liveliness. One of the largest centres for creation and contemporary art in Europe, the museum has four floors spread across a huge area. The museum itself is an exciting expo, exhibiting beautiful works of young modern artists. You can browse through books in its huge bookshop and munch something inside the restaurant Tokyo Eat.
Visiting this attraction on your tour to Paris is highly recommended.
Pont Alexandre III
A beautiful 19th century deck arch bridge, Pont Alexandre III spans across the Seine River in Paris. The most lavish and extravagant bridge decorated with lampposts and sculptures of cherubs and nymphs, you can click excellent background shots here. The bridge is romantic and highly impressive and gives you the most amazing sunset view, which makes it a popular place to stroll.