Paris’s elegant 8th arrondissement is one of the best-loved (and busiest) areas in the French capital, thanks to the iconic Champs-Élysées. Set aside some time to stroll along this gorgeous avenue and explore its surroundings on a virtual tour with a local host who knows the district inside and out.
You’ll start at the world-renowned Arc de Triomphe, where a sprawling green space makes the perfect viewpoint to see the full length of the Champs-Élysées stretching out ahead. Amble down the avenue, stopping to admire the Grand Palais (a historic exhibition hall, museum, and cultural center) and taking in the upscale shops and sleek offices lining the streets.
You’ll make your way down the Champs-Élysées to the Place de la Concorde, a famous square crowded with fashionable locals, tourists, and workers, and end at the fascinating La Madeleine, a historic church with a Roman-style facade.