From Eiffel tower to Champs-Élysées isn’t a long walk (about 20 mins), you can also take the metro as you like, but I prefer walking (dancing) along the Seine River, and enjoy the lovely view. It’s a magical place beside the river, lots of street performers, ice cream and crepe shops (quite expensive tho), and most specially, Merry-go-rounds!
We bought our lunch on the way to Champs-Élysées, things around the area are quite expensive, you can just feel it’s a rich kind of area, if you don’t want to spend too much money on food, feed yourself up beforehand somewhere else ;). The green thing below in the picture, which I thought was green smoothie without checking the tag turned out to be a cup of soup……( and I didn’t like it). So make sure to check the tag before buying , …just saying.
Champs-Élysées is mostly about shopping, you can find most of the luxury brands that you can possibly think of there. And of course, you can find Arc de Triomphe at the end of the road too.
The first store I (crazily) ran to on Champs-Élyséesm was LADURÉE, of course, if you’ve followed my Instagram, you’d probably know that I’m hopelessly in love with macarons, these little babies play magics on you (me), one bite is enough to lighten up my day. Nick always give me this weird look and go like “Why would you buy such an expensive box of dessert?”, “It’s not a box of dessert, it’s a box of joy.” as I always would answer, and it truly is for me. There are also some other desserts, and they all look SO DAMN GOOD.
這大概是我看過最大的一間Louis Vuitton，門有總是有條隊伍，排著等著進去的人們，老實說我一開始並沒有進去的打算，因為看起來真的很….. 高檔。加上我也不是個LV狂熱份子。
Another store I’d like to introduce is Louis Vuitton, gotta have to say I wasn’t planning on going into the store at first, because it looks too… luxurious, and also there is always a line in front of it. But, since I had some gifts to buy for my dearest mother, I got in the line. It was the biggest Louis Vuitton store that I’ve ever seen, 3 floors that you can shop on, products from purse, wallet, belt, clothes, watch, shoes, suit, to anything you can think of.
If you want to purchase a luxurious LV product without going (badly) bankrupt, Paris is the place, it’s much cheaper here compare to other places in the world, and plus you can get it tax free if you are a foreigner, which is really a good deal. I’m not really a big fan of Louis Vuitton, but it was cool to hang around the store, I was shocked that some people can actually buy THAT MUCH, bags after bags. I did purchased a purse, and they even gave me this bag that was specially made for Champs-Élysées LV 100 years anniversary.
Oh btw, they have excellent Wi-Fi in the store lol! (important)
Arc de Triomphe is at the end of Champs-Élysées, it was much bigger than I thought it would be. We had to take a underground tunnel to get there since it’s actually in the middle of a roundabout. When I first stepped out of the tunnel, I was in awe, it’s was splendid. It was old, historic yet gorgeous. Names carved on the walls, beautiful sculptures looking so real under the shining sun.