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8th Arrondissement

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This elegant neighborhood is best known for its two famous landmarks, the...

This elegant neighborhood is best known for its two famous landmarks, the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

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The heart of Paris!

The 8th Arrondissement feels a lot like the heart of Paris. It contains the entirety of the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Elysee Palace, as well as museums, gardens... read more

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Niskayuna, New York
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Niskayuna, New York
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252 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 8th Arrondissement feels a lot like the heart of Paris. It contains the entirety of the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, the Elysee Palace, as well as museums, gardens, and cultural centers. As a result, this is also one of the wealthier districts of the city, one where a stop into a store could cost you both an... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most important districts of Paris is absolutely full of monuments. You'll want to come here. But beware that this is a very rich area and is lacking in the charm of other areas.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 8th Arrondissement was an upscale location in Paris. Everything you would need to make a memorable vacation...Just don't stay at Short Stay Apartments at 40 rue Laborde. That was our only mistake. The location of the apartment is the only good thing I can say. The washer dryer didn't work, the dishwasher didn't work, the shower overflowed and flooded... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

In the heart of elegant Paris with the gardens of Champs Elysées and the most popular avenue of the world , has two km of luxurious shops, restaurants for gourmets; By night the avenue lights up, theaters at the bottom end and the road fill up with actors and spectators; Many trafic, running cars at top speeds on the popular... More 

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Sydney
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

A lovely district with some well known attractions Including the Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe right through to the Place de la Concorde and the River Seine. A great area to walk in with plenty to see, do, eat and shop.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

If your time is short and you prefer to walk than take taxi, it is a convenient area, close to many things you will want to see. Change money on the street at one of the change stores, rather than the hotel for a better rate.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Although there are some very exclusive areas in this arrondissement we stayed at a hotel in the 8th but bordering on the 17th and 9th so it was different experience. Less touristy and more of a local neighborhood. A totally different view of this arrondissement.

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Adria, Italy
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is the wealthy part of Paris, but is fantastic for a stroll, especially from the Place de la Concorde, up the Champs-Elysées (the first part is a park) to the Arc de Triomphe.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

This area of Paris is quite expensive to live, but it is worth to have a walk through the area if you have time or are already around. Probably not necessary to come here just because. The area also has the Saint Augustine Church which is quite nice to look at from the outside, I have not been inside as... More 

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San Mateo, California
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

My hotel was on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore; therefore, my first day in Paris I walked past the Elysee Palace to the numerous luxury stores: Givenchy, Gucci, Chanel and Hermes to name a few. In a different direction I ventured past the Champs-Elysee to the shops on Avenue Montaigne. There is so much within walking distance that comfortable shoes are... More 

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This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.
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