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Paris, France - Video Tour of the Champs Elysées (Part 2)

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Published on Nov 23, 2010

Welcome to the second part of our visit of the Champs-Elysées in Paris. In the 2nd installment of our video tour of the Champs-Elysées by New York Habitat (http://www.nyhabitat.com ) we will check out the Arc de Triomphe, local restaurants and nightlife spots.

In the first part, we looked at the History of Champs-Elysées, the Place de la Concorde, the Grand and Petit Palais, some notable statues and the glitz and glamour of Avenue Montaigne. If you missed part 1, here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qz6-E...

Located on the right bank of Paris, the Champ Elysées stretches from beautiful Place de la Concorde, in front of the Hotel Crillon and the Tuileries Gardens, to the Seine's riverbank towards the Arc de Triomphe. Bordered to the north by the presidential Palais de l'Elysée and to the south by Grand Palais and Petit Palais, the Champs-Elysées is also where one of the most expensive streets of Paris, l'Avenue Montaigne, begins.

Palais de l'Elysées and Theaters

Many come to Paris for its various forms of entertainment. If Parisians are good at this, it's because they started this tradition with the building of several operas & theaters early in the 19th century, especially with the Théâter des Champs-Elysées and the Théâtre du Rond-Point. Close to these mythical theaters is the Palais de l'Elysée, official residence of the President of France and the first lady. If you get close enough to the Palace, don't miss the rooster on the front door, an old symbol Napoleon tried to change to an eagle, without success!

L'Arc de Triomphe

On top of l'Arc de Triomphe, which is about 50 meters tall, is one of the best views of the Champs-Elysées. Commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 but not finished until 1836, this triumphal arch is one of Paris' best-known monuments. It's also right in the center of one of the city's busiest traffic circles, l'Etoile so if you decide to drive through it, it is at your own risk!

Accommodations near the Champs-Elysées

The best way to experience Paris is to skip the hotel room and stay in a Parisian apartment. Instead, rent one of the many Paris vacation rentals that New York Habitat has to offer. New York Habitat offers Vacation rentals http://www.nyhabitat.com/paris-apartm... all over Paris. Some top choices in the area of Champs-Elysées include:

This vacation rental near the Champ Elysées (PA-3576 http://www.nyhabitat.com/paris-apartm... ) Elysées. This accommodation includes the convenience of a washer and dryer. The floors are wooden and the fully equipped kitchen has a bar/counter area with seating for 2.

Another choice is this furnished 1-bedroom apartment near the Champs-Elysées (PA-2966 http://www.nyhabitat.com/paris-apartm... ) . The bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and the living room has a double size sofa bed for extra sleepings. Thisapartment also includes the luxury of a washer and dryer, plus a dishwasher to make cleaning up after your home-cooked meals easier.

Restaurants and Night Life

If you need a break from the excitement of the Champs-Elysées, you can stop at Ladurée to enjoy their famous macaroons with a cup of tea. For something traditionally French try some crepes at the Les Ecuries la Creperie des Champs Eylsees. If their creamy Parisian pastries or crepes aren't for you, then you may want to grab a drink at one of the neighborhood's classic cafes including Fouquet's, The Deauville or the Renault shop & café. .

After finishing up with the day time activities, check out the night life. If you want to dance move to the classic & always fun Le Régine or join the worldwide famous Queen.

Thank you for joining us today for our Champs-Elysées video tour. I hope we were able to provide you with some useful tips for your next trip to Paris. We mentioned a select few hotspots in the Champs-Elysées neighborhood of Paris, but please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below if there is another activity that you enjoy in the area.

New York Habitat can help you find furnished rentals throughout the Champs-Elysées area http://www.nyhabitat.com/paris-apartm... as well as other type of apartment rentals in Paris http://www.nyhabitat.com/paris-apartm... . It is a great way to experience this City of Lights!

Do not hesitate to check out our blog for more information and new video tours http://www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2010/11...

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