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Walk the entire length of Champs-Elysees to see the eclectic mix of shops and eateries.. Stop for a breather and climb the Arc de Triomphe. Then continue your walk. Allow 6 hours for entire walk, stop, eat, shop and climb.
Beautiful, but overcrowded and lots of traffic. Beggars all along, think organised groups. Be aware of scammers, Pleasant young women approach pretending they have just picked up a gold ring and ask if it is yours. The ring looks like gold and even has a stamp. They push the ring on to you, even when you say no, walk away then return asking for money. This happened to us twice in 15 minutes by Arch de Triomphe,
It's a beautiful, wide avenue, yes. But walking on the side as a pedestrian, you can't really see anything beyond the shade of the (beautiful) trees. You need to be in the middle of the street to take the perfect pictures. The bicycle rickshaws are hugely overpriced, so we didn't use them.
I don't care much for shopping but it didn't feel like anything special. Arch of Triumph has some sort of museum inside, I guess most of the people queuing for it thought you had to pay to walk under the arch seems like a bit of a scam, watch for pick pockets, I was lucky. Don't bother if you won't be in Paris for long.
Was lovely walking to the Arc de Triomphe. Unfortunately was a bank holiday, so the traffic was a bit like a grand prix circuit! Would hate to have been driving. Again at least a hour wait if you wanted to go to the top, and that was quite late in the day.
This road of luxury shops has gone downhill. You can now find a MacDonalds and a Marks and Spencer. Several car showrooms and not very many of the the fashion houses left. Worth going to the end to see L'Arc du Triumph