8e (Élysée)

Élysée is the French derivation of the term Elysium, from Ancient Greek. The Elysian Fields, a conception of the afterlife in Greek Mythology, is a paradise for dead heroes
8th arrondissement of Paris
8e

Districts (Quarters) within the 8th arrondissement

  • Quartier des Champs-Élysées
  • Quartier du Faubourg-du-Roule
  • Quartier de la Madeleine
  • Quartier de l’Europe

Arc de Triomphe
Ascending the claustrophobic and vigorous spiral staircase has become a regular event
Admission is free with the Museum Pass (walk past the long ticket line and enter without a wait)
The roof is stark and we prefer the surprising view from the upper balcony at the Centre Georges Pompidou
Bathrooms at the top (and small gift shop) has fixtures from another era

L’église de la Madeleine (Madeleine Church)
This prominent church is a frequent concert venue
We’ve always wanted to dine down in the Foyer de la Madeleine where lunch is served
But always find it closed in late December (as a casualty of the holiday season)
A secret hideaway in otherwise upmarket area Paris Adèle
Looking for a different kind of place to have lunch? Out and About in Paris

Media:

Hugh Schofield -BBC Magazine
Why I shun the crass, expensive, naff Champs Elysees

8th arrondissement of Paris (wikipedia)
Champs-Élysées
Travel Guide (wikitravel)
Paris_8th

2015 Paris Itinerary

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