Looking east down avenue Champs-Élysées, toward the Obelisk and l'Arc de Triomphe de Carousel.
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Once we crossed place de la Concorde, we stayed to the right to go through les jardins des Champs-Élysées, with its winding path, lush lawns, and pretty flowerbeds. This would be a great spot to picnic while sitting at one of the benches and enjoying the scenery. These gardens were laid out in 1838 by Jacques Hittorff.
Les jardins des Champs-Élysées.
Champs-Élysées means Fields of Paradise. These gardens are so pretty, they may just come close to that description. Enjoy the scenes that I saw on my September walk through les jardins.
What a sweet walk, literally just steps from the very busy, pedestrian-filled avenue des Champs-Élysées, which is where we'd end up soon.
- Nearest Métro station: Place de la Concorde (lines 1, 8, and 12)
- Cost: free
- What to look for: Grassy lawns, walking path, pretty flowers, benches scattered along the path, a great place for having a picnic lunch; you may also be able to spot the palais de l'Élysée to the north of the gardens.
- Combine with: Make it a long walk and include the outside of le Louvre, le jardin des Tuileries, and/or place de la Concorde.
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