Your holiday in Paris, not far from the Champs-Elysées
What’s the most beautiful avenue in Paris, if not the entire world? The Champs-Elysées of course!
Planning a trip to Paris? Take advantage of the chance to find out more about the famous Champs-Elysées which have inspired so many artists, including French musician Joe Dassin who sang ‘In sun, rain, at noon or midnight, there’s everything you could wish for on the Champs-Elysées‘, in the song named after the celebrated avenue.
Exploring history during your Paris holiday
The avenue des Champs-Elyséess, also known as Champs-Elysées or simply Les Champs, takes its name from Greek mythology, in which the Elysian fields refer to the resting place of the virtuous after death.
The Champs-Elysées were the brainchild in 1616 of Marie de Médicis. But the avenue was only named in 1698, 24 years after it was built. In fact, at the time it was a royal garden – an extension of Jardin des Tuileries (known as the Carré Ledoyen) – which explains the mythological reference. It was in 1833 that it began to take on its modern-day appearance, linking the place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe.
During your holiday in Paris, or a short trip to the capital, make sure you explore the avenue considered to be the most beautiful in the world.
Book your hotel in Paris and discover Les Champs the way they are today
Today of course the avenue des Champs-Elysées is a far cry from the place of quiet repose implied by its name. In fact it’s npw one of the capital’s busiest thoroughfares. And for forty years it’s alspmarked the finishing line of the Tour de France!
When booking your holiday in Paris, choose a hotel from which you can easily visit the celebrated avenue. The Provinces Opéra Hotel is just a 20-minute trip away, whether by public transport of by car. Enjoy the world’s great brands and their boutiques and visit the Arc de Triomphe (which you can climb for a stunning view of the capital). And if you come in winter, you will of course marvel at the Christmas lights…
An excellent stay in Paris awaits, not far from the Champs-Elysées! Book your hotel here.