Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Avenue des Champs-Élysées, affectionately known as “la plus belle avenue du monde,” the most beautiful avenue in the world, at the very least is the most famous street in Paris. But what once probably had charm is now full of global chains. Frankly, it’s a bit of a bore. But it is home to famous landmarks, including Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde. It is also home to Foquet’s, where I’ve promised to take my favorite little princess when she turns 18.

I walked from Saint-Germain des Pres, down Avenue des Champs-Élysées, and then to Montmartre, the famous hill. Along the way I stopped at a boutique Franco-Italian grocer, where I paid an arm and a leg for a bit of lamb curry.

Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs-Élysées; Paris, France.

Foquet’s, Avenue des Champs-Élysées; Paris, France.

Foquet’s, Avenue des Champs-Élysées; Paris, France.

My promise to my favorite little princess.