Paris 8_The cosmopolitan
The 8th arrondissement is the area that includes the world famous avenue of Champs-Elysées, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan avenues in the world. Also many haute couture houses, world-renowned cabarets like Lido and of course the Arc de Triomphe.
What to do in Paris 8 ?
Arc de Triomphe (Arc de Triomphe de l’Etoile), square Charles de Gaulle (Métro Charles de Gaulle-Étoile). Monument-symbol of power ordered by Napoleon Bonaparte the day after the victory in Austerlitz (1806) to honor the fallen and to praise the power of the French state. Unfortunately, for him, he did not manage to see the arch completed. It is located on the circular square of Charles de Gaulle, where the city’s major boulevards converge to form a star.
Église de la Madeleine, like Madeleine (Métro: Madeleine). The Madeleine Church is located in the homonymous square and is a imposing temple built in Corinthian style, which is definitely worth a visit.
Le Petit Palais, avenue Winston Churchill. Petit Palais is a Fine Arts Museum that will enchant you. Do not be fooled by the term “petit” (small), it is an exhibition space with total area 5000 m² and impressive facade length of 150 meters .
Le Grand Palais (Galeries nationales du Grand Palais), avenue Winston Churchill. The Grand Palais is on the opposite of the Petit Palais, and the name of the complex is justified by the fact that the total area of the Grand Palais is 15 times bigger than that of his younger brother. In fact, we refer to an exhibition space that occupies 77.000 m² . In the Grand Palais, many great exhibitions of all kinds have been hosted from time to time.
With the Paris Pass, you have free access to all of Paris’s major museums and attractions.
The list includes more than 60 museums, and one bus tour in Paris. Along with the Paris Pass you will receive a card Paris Visite for your transportation to Paris, maps and a travel guide.