The Champs-Elysées is one of the most famous avenues in the world, with its cinemas, cafés and luxury stores. It has become one of the symbols of Paris, especially since recent restoration work.
At the top of the avenue is the Arc de Triomphe, symbol of the Napoleonic period. From the top, you get a magnificent view over Paris, starting with the 12 great avenues which lead off from it like the sun's rays.
If you are planning to visit the Arc de Triomphe, take your binoculars with you. It would be a pity to miss out on a stupendous view stretching from the Louvre to the towers of La Défense.
For history lovers, visit the little museum at the top of the Arc de Triomphe. Inside, you will find an exhibition covering the complete history of the arch from the day it was built.