Shop (or Window Shop) the world's most expensive street
For a leisurely Parisian stroll where all the action happens, make your way to the Champs Elysees. This grandiose tree-lined avenue is one of the most famous and expensive streets in the world. In terms of tourist attractions, the Champs Elysees is where you will find popular landmarks such as the Arch de Triomphe in the west, the Palace de la Concorde in the east and the Grand Palace which lines the street.
The Champs Elysees is also the site of much celebration in Paris. On Bastille Day, Europe's largest military parade marches down the avenue and the finish line for the famous Tour de France bike race is held on the Champs Elysees. Christmas on the avenue is also a fantastic time to visit as stores and the street are illuminated with festive lights.
With such notable landmarks lining the street, real estate along the Champs Elysees is amongst some of the most expensive in the world. As such high rent prices are limited to high end stores such as Louise Vuitton, Hugo Boss and Guerlain. Some of the world's biggest chain stores also have their premier and flagship stores located along the Champs Elysees including Europe's biggest GAP store as well as the world's largest Nike store.
Dining on the Champs Elysees is also a quality affair with numerous five star restaurants boasting prime positions. For a taste of Champs Elysees on a budget, opt for just a drink at the famed Fouquet's brasserie or order a box of delectable macaroons from the celebrated Laduree.
Metro station: Charles de Gaulle Etoile