Arc de Triomphe / Champs Elysées / Concorde

The Champs-Elysées is known as the World’s most beautiful avenue by people who haven’t updated their guidebooks in 45 years. Last we checked, there were some car dealerships, a McD’s, a movie theater screening flicks, and a Sephora. The Arc de Triomphe is underrated and worth the visit, even though you missed it being wrapped by our dearly departed Christo and his chérie Jeanne-Claude. Of the many phallic symbols in Paris, the Egyptian obelisk at Concorde is the oldest by far. Yet it’s the surrounding neighborhood that is awash in Viagra as Paris’ 1%-er fossils scavenge for their newest trophy wife. That didn’t stop AIDS activists from wrapping the oldest saucisse in town back in the 90s with the world’s most ample trojan to raise awareness for gays causes and the need to invent social media to promote other types of virality…

 

bakeries + sweets

Bon­temps
La Pâtis­serie

23 rue Poncelet

Pierre Her­mé

restos

Pierre Gag­naire at Hotel Balzac

Le Gabriel

Mai­son Blanche

Drag­on Elysées

Grand Café Fauchon

Le Boeuf sur les Toit

brasserie fou­quet’s

99 Av. des Champs-Élysées

pub­li­cis le drugstore

le relais de l’entrecote

le food court gal­leries lafayette

bars + clubs

Bar Le Gas­pard at la Réserve

Raspou­tine Paris

Les Ambas­sadeurs at Hotel de Crillon

Secret 8 — Bud­dha Bar

museums + culture

Musée Nis­sim de Camondo

Palais de la Découverte

Le Petit Palais Musée des Beaux Arts

hotel de la marine

Hotels

Hôtel de Crillon

Hotel Le A

Le Prince de Galles

Hôtel Grand Powers

Hôtel Marig­nan Champs-Élysées

Hôtel Bar­rière Le Fouquet’s