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Champs Élysées – Gare Saint Lazare

View of the Champs Elysées in Paris The Champs Elysées in Paris

“La plus belle avenue du monde” or “the most beautiful avenue in the world”. This is how the Champs Elysées is known among the French. While not everyone may agree, the Champs Elysées is certainly one of the most beautiful and well-known streets of Paris. Starting at the Place de la Concorde on the right bank of the River Seine in the 8th Arrondissement, the Champs Elysées runs west towards the Place Charles de Gaulle and Arc de Triomphe. It is part of the Axe Historique, a line of landmarks that extends west from the city center of Paris.

Le Notre, the landscape architect of King Louis XV, built the Champs Elysées in 1667. The avenue was named after the Elysian Fields from Greek Mythology. During the Second Empire of Napoleon III the Champs Elysées was turned into a playground for the rich and famous, as luxurious restaurants and theaters lined the avenue. Nowadays, the avenue is still known for its fantastic theaters, cinemas and cafes. Furthermore, it has become one of the most famous shopping streets in the world.

In this article we’ll introduce you to the great avenue that is the Champs Elysées. We’ll show you some of the best places to shop, where you can find nice cafes and restaurants, and what museums and landmarks (such as the Arc de Triomphe) you can find in the area! Read the entire story here…»


Welcome to the second part of our visit to  the Champs-Elysées in Paris. In the 2nd installment of our video tour of the Champs-Elysées we will check out the Arc de Triomphe, local restaurants and nightlife spots. You can watch Part 1 of our Video Tour of the Champs-Elysées here.

Video Tour of the Champs Élysées in Paris – Part 2 (5:12)

In the first part, we looked at the History of Champs-Elysées, the Place de la Concorde, the Grand and Petit Palais, some notable statues and the glitz and glamour of Avenue Montaigne.  If you missed part 1, here’s the link: Video Tour of the Champs-Elysées, Paris. Read the entire story here…»


Hi, I’m David with New York Habitat. Today we will be visiting a fascinating Paris area, the Champs Élysées, which is centered around one of Paris’ most famous streets. In today’s video tour, we’re going to discover its glitz, glamour and intriguing history.

We’ll be splitting this video tour of the Champs Élysées in Paris into two parts. You can watch Part 2 of our Video Tour of the Champs Élysées here.

Video Tour of the Champs Élysées in Paris – Part 1 (6:06)

The Champs Élysées is located on the right bank of Paris. Starting from beautiful Place de la Concorde, in front of the Hotel Crillon and the Tuileries Gardens, it slowly travels away from the Seine’s riverbank towards the Arc de Triomphe. It is encircled on the north by the presidential Palais de l’Elysée and to the south by Grand Palais and Petit Palais. The Champs Élysées is also the starting point of the most expensive street of the French Capital: l’Avenue Montaigne. Read the entire story here…»


Photograph of bicyclists at the Tour de France Photograph of bicyclists at the Tour de France

The Tour de France has established itself as one of the premier sporting events in the world.

Spectators from around the world gather in the Hexagon each year to watch a group of international athletes maze their way through idyllic country-side villages, climb up and over France’s famed mountain ranges and finally arrive on one of the most famous avenues in all of France, Europe and the world. Some die-hard fans follow the bikers all over the country, watching the bikers but also enjoying the diverse landscapes of France. For many more travelers a glimpse of the big race is all they get, and what could be a better time and place to see the race then as it comes to a close on Paris’ Champs Elysées. Read the entire story here…»


Drawing of a Dutch windmill Drawing of a Dutch windmill

So, you’re in Paris for vacation but have a hankering for the art and museums of Amsterdam. Normally, you would have to catch a costly flight or train ride to get a glimpse of an extensive Dutch collection.

But this winter the Pinacothèque de Paris teams up with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to present a large collection of one of art history’s most interesting periods: the Dutch 17th Century. Visitors to Paris this winter will have the pleasure of bragging to their friends about all of the great masterpieces they saw in the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou and the Rijksmuseum, without even stepping foot on Dutch soil. Read the entire story here…»


Photo of Paris' Champs-Elysees during winter by Benh Lieu Song Photo of Paris' Champs-Elysees during winter by Benh Lieu Song

Paris is an enchanting city to visit any time of year, but there’s nothing quite like seeing the City of Lights lit up for Christmas. Escape to Paris this holiday season and experience the dazzling avenues, storefronts and holiday attractions – not to mention the smell of chestnuts wafting through the air. Enjoy the Christmas sites from your own Paris vacation rental and feel right at home for the holidays.

There isn’t a better place to start your holiday tour of lights than the Champs-Elysées at night. From November 24th through the end of December, the stunning 8th arrondissement avenue sparkles with Christmas decorations. Begin at the base of the avenue at Place de la Concorde, home to an enormous ferris wheel referred to as La Grande Roue (the Big Wheel). Take in breathtaking views of all of Paris, then continue down the Champs-Elysées toward the illuminated Arc de Triomphe. The festive atmosphere might inspire you to do a little Christmas shopping along the way. Read the entire story here…»


Grand Palais, Paris Grand Palais, Paris

For most Americans Marie Antoinette is curiously the most interesting figure from the French revolution. From all accounts she was a beautiful yet naive character, an Austrian in French royalty who played a rather small, if only symbolic, role in the before, during and after of the revolution. Compared to that of a revolutionary like Maximilien Robespierre her life was rather boring (aptly portrayed in Sofia Coppola’s hate-it or love-it biopic). The seminal moment in her life was when her head was chopped off–and still we simply cannot get enough of Marie Antoinette. This spring at Paris’ Grand Palais, in the popular 8th arrondissement, an exhibit explores Marie Antoinette and the multiple interpretations of her historical figure. Like everywhere in Paris New York Habitat has apartments big and small steps from the national gallery. Read the entire story here…»


There are a lot of great concert venues in Paris but few can match the fine-tuned acoustics of the new Salle Pleyel. Recently reopened after an extensive two-year renovation, the Salle Pleyel is crisply minimalist in design and optimal in sound quality. The music hall is located at 252, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in the glitzy 8th arrondissement, a quarter where New York Habitat has been entrenched for years.

New York Habitat guests looking for an ornate, old-world concert hall experience like you’d find at the Opera de Paris, won’t find it here. The Pleyel is a venue constructed around its acoustic quality. Side balconies have been created solely to improve the hall’s sound distribution, resulting in a nearly 20% optimization of the room’s volume and reverberation time. What the Salle Pleyel lacks in belle epoque touches it makes up for in its cool contemporary design and unmatched acoustics–making it a must see (and listen) for any New York Habitat guest in Paris.

The Pleyel welcomes orchestras, jazz and traditional performers from around the world. The early spring line-up includes performances by the London Symphony Orchestra and the ballet and gamelan orchestra from the village of Sebatu in Bali. A diverse offering to say the least. Read the entire story here…»


This contest is now closed. We invite you to discover our vacation rentals, furnished rentals and Bed & Breakfast accommodations in Paris.

Well this week’s winner is Carlos who will receive 10% off a vacation rental. The correct price is 945 euros per week.

This one bedroom apartment in Champs Elysees Paris is now online and can be reserved.

Additional details about this apartment in Paris and neighborhood:

one bedroom apartment in ParisThe apartment:

The apartment has several thoughtful features that make it interesting to potential tenants. There is a small balcony off of the living room and bedroom, which offer a views of the street.

Also, wireless Internet is available in the apartment. Finally with the Murphy bed in the bedroom and French doors opening into the bedroom there is plenty of room in the apartment to have friends over for dinner at night while using the office during the day for work. Read the entire story here…»


This contest is now closed. We invite you to discover our vacation rentals, furnished rentals and Bed & Breakfast accommodations in Paris.

New York Habitat continues its new feature on our blog called Guess the Price. We ask anyone who is interested to guess the price in the comments section of this blog entry. The person who guesses the correct price will be offered 10% off the agency fee of a Vacation Rental (30 day or less rental).

The apartment: One bedroom apartment near the Arc de Triumph in Paris

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This is a one-bedroom apartment in Paris with a separate office area near the entry. The apartment has large windows, which open to the exterior courtyard below, and the building has an elevator to help with luggage. The apartment has a full bedroom with a Murphy bed to make it more space during the day. The kitchen is fully equipped including a space saving stove and dishwasher.

The neighborhood and other apartments:

This new one bedroom apartment is centrally located in the 8th arrondissement with a short walk to the Champs-Elyees and the Arc de Triumph. The closest subway station is Charles de Gaulle – Etoile.

To learn more about the area take a look at these references:

Piece together the clues and then make your guess by submitting a comment to this blog article. The person who makes the closest guess to the correct price will be notified via e-mail that they are the winner of the 10% discount on 1 vacation rental.

The results will be posted tomorrow afternoon about 4 P.M. New York time.

10% discount on agency fees is only good for the vacation rentals
Only one guess per e-mail address
Discount is good for 30 days after you are notified that you are the winner