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8th ArrondissementParis

Featuring the most famous street in Paris, this district is strongly linked to Napoleon’s rise and France’s dark years of revolution. 

Wander the sprawling Avenue des Champs-Élysées surrounded by breathtaking architecture and boutique stores in the 8th Arrondissement. View an exquisite church styled like a Greek temple and visit the large square where many aristocrats were killed during the French Revolution.

Ride the metro to George V Station and stroll along the wide Champs-Élysées. Relax in the shade of leafy trees and shop at luxury stores selling fine garments and jewelry. Find a quiet café for a drink and continue on to the Arc de Triomphe at the street’s western end. Completed in 1836, the arch is 164 feet (50 meters) tall and decorated with battle scenes as tribute to Napoleon’s military successes as French emperor. Follow the underground passageway below busy traffic to reach the arch. Once here, admire the intricate carvings or pay to climb 40 steps to the top for panoramic city views.

Take the metro from Charles de Gaulle-Etoile Station near the arch or walk 30 minutes to the Place de la Concorde at the far end of the boulevard. Admire this large public space with statues and fountains. Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and other members of the ruling class were beheaded here during the Reign of Terror in the late 1700s. Today the guillotine has gone, replaced by the much more appealing Luxor Obelisk, located centrally in the square. More than 3,000 years old, it was a gift to France from Egypt in the early 1800s. On its base, note the graphics depicting its difficult transportation to the square.

Head to l’Église de la Madeleine just north. The façade of this church, consecrated in 1842, is decorated as an ancient Greek temple with tall columns supporting an angled roof. Step inside to see an interior of shining gold and smooth marble.

The 8th Arrondissement has hundreds of restaurants serving typical French dishes and delicious Asian food. Take the metro here from elsewhere in the city or stay at one of the many nearby hotels.

Top Hotels in 8th Arrondissement

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
5 out of 5
74 avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris
The price is ¥34,306 per night

Located in Paris City Center, this luxury residence is within a 5-minute walk of Champs-Elysees, Lido, and Avenue Montaigne. Arc de Triomphe and Rue du Faubourg ...

4.2/5Excellent! (336 reviews)

"Extremely friendly and helpful front desk staffs. Great location. Excellent building condition."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Fraser Suites Le Claridge Champs-Elysées
Helzear Champs Elysées Suites
Helzear Champs Elysées Suites
4 out of 5
49 avenue Marceau, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥11,575 per night

Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Avenue Georges V, Champs-Elysees, and Avenue Montaigne. Lido and Arc de Triomphe are also ...

3.9/5Very Good! (502 reviews)

"The hotel was very pleasant. The room is small but was adequate for 5 people. The walls are fairly thin and the other room was very close to ours. The hotel was in a great location to walk to just about everything from restaurants to shops and super close to the Arc de Triomphe!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Helzear Champs Elysées Suites
Hotel Park Lane Paris
Hotel Park Lane Paris
4 out of 5
4 Rue La Boetie, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥9,956 per night

Located in Paris City Center, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Champs-Elysees and Galeries Lafayette. Place de la Concorde and Palais Garnier ...

4.2/5Excellent! (301 reviews)

"Love this place! Staff is very friendly and overall great location to key spots in Paris. 24 hr exercise room, front desk, and bar is a plus. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Hotel Park Lane Paris
Hôtel Cervantes by Happyculture
Hôtel Cervantes by Happyculture
3 out of 5
19 Rue De Berne, Paris, Paris
The price is ¥5,947 per night

Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Place de Clichy, La Machine du Moulin Rouge, and Boulevard Haussmann. Theatre Mogador ...

3.9/5Very Good! (982 reviews)

"The employees were so kind and helpful and as much so friendly."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Hôtel Cervantes by Happyculture
Hotel Lord Byron
Hotel Lord Byron
4 out of 5
5 rue chateaubriand, Paris, PAR
The price is ¥17,698 per night

Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lido and Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Palais Garnier are also within 2 mi (3 km). ...

4.3/5Excellent! (39 reviews)

"Was close to the champs.de.elyseese...nice big single bed"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Hotel Lord Byron
Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées
Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées
5 out of 5
12 Rue De Marignan, Paris, Paris

This family-friendly Paris hotel is located in the business district, just steps from Avenue Montaigne and Champs-Elysees. Lido and Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (325 reviews)
Great

"Great hotel, everything was perfect."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2020

Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées

Popular places to visit in 8th Arrondissement

Arc de Triomphe
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Arc de Triomphe

4.5/5(6,515 reviews)

An imposing monument at the center of a busy traffic intersection, the archway rises majestically above the city, with coveted city views.

Champs-Elysees
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Champs-Elysees

4.5/5(2,257 reviews)

Sublime architectural sites and some of the best shopping in Paris ensure that you can happily spend a day or two exploring this famous street. 

Place de la Concorde
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Place de la Concorde

4.5/5(2,064 reviews)

See this handsome public square, where more than 1,300 people, including Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, were executed during France’s grisly Reign of Terror.

Grand Palais
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Grand Palais

4.5/5(1,085 reviews)

Appreciate art and architecture at this spectacular glass-roofed exhibition space, which hosts high-profile art exhibitions and retrospectives.

Petit Palais
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Petit Palais

5/5(5 reviews)

The smaller sister museum to Paris’ famous Grand Palais, this purpose-built exhibition space houses works from esteemed artists such as Cézanne and Rembrandt.

Parc Monceau
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Parc Monceau

4.5/5(39 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Parc Monceau, a popular green space in Paris. Discover the fascinating museums in this vibrant area, or seek out the local tours.

Top things to do in 8th Arrondissement

Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

¥4,668
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Batobus Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat
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Batobus Pass - Seine River Hop On Hop Off Boat

¥2,036
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Bateaux-Mouches Sightseeing Cruise on the Seine River
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Bateaux-Mouches Sightseeing Cruise on the Seine River

¥1,703
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace
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Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace

¥12,042
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Seine River Cruise & Dinner with the best views of Paris
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Seine River Cruise & Dinner with the best views of Paris

¥9,609
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Paris Double-Decker Bus Night Tour
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Paris Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

¥3,393
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend

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