Paris's iconic 2 km promenade stretches from the Place de la Concorde to the Place Charles de Gaulle.
Avenue Des Champs-Elysees even today is the city's most famous avenue. If New York has its Time Square and London, Piccadilly Square to boast about, Paris takes pride in its Champs Elysees. Tourists and locals alike can be spotted ambling along the avenue at all times in the day. There exists a plethora of restaurants, boutiques, flagship stores in the likes of Hard Rock Cafe, Louis Vuitton, Mont-Blanc, Ferrari, Abercrombie and Sephora. Pure delight for all you brand conscious shopaholics! During festival time, this place is a sight to behold. The Fondation Louis Vutton, the restored Grand Palais, Petit Palais and Musee de Louvre stand as adornments to this beautiful avenue. The regal Arc de Triomphe, puncturing the street offers a panoramic view of the city from a height. Fondation Louis Vutton - The Fondation towers over Bois de Boulogne and is like a magnificent ship with billowing sails. Frank Gehry, the designer has revolutionanised the use of glass, by embellishing the panes with dyed filters that create fields of vibrant hues. Commissioned by Bernard Arnault, chairman of the luxury goods conglomerate LMVH, it houses Bernart's private collection amidst others. Grand Palais - This architectural masterpiece made of stone, steel and glass is comprised the Nave, National Galleries and Palais de la D_couverte. Characerized by a large glass dome, don't miss this if in Champs Elysees. L'Arc de Triomphe - The 164 foot towering arch is a commemoration to the valiant soldiers who served in Napolean's army. The climb to the top is worth for a spectacular bird's eye view of the city, while you can halt way as well to just visit the museum.
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