On our first full day in Paris on our own after our tour ended, I had a plan, but we ditched it and decided to just walk. We walked the Champs-Élysées from the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe where we climbed to the top. A small detour along the Rue St-Honoré allowed us a glimpse of the gate to the Presidential Palace and gave us a chance to visit the original Hermès store to see the hints of its start as a harness and bridle workshop, not to mention the glorious scarves.

This is the day when we said most often, “We’re in Paris!”

photo of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

The Arc de Triomphe

photo of the Eiffel Tower taken from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

View of the Eiffel Tower from the top of the Arc de Triomphe

photo of La Grande Arche in La Défense taken from the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

La Grande Arche in La Défense and the business district on the west edge of Paris.

There are more photos from our day of walking and the rest of our France trip on my Flickr page: Joy’s Photostream.

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The Avenue des Champs-Élysées — 16 Comments

  1. What a wonderful walk that is! Climbing to the top of the arc de triomphe is such a special thing to do. Lovely photos, I had to check out your flickr photos too of course. I’ve never managed to see the Elysee Palace- so many beautiful places in Paris of course.

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