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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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1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 8 eme arrondissement is the busy centre of Paris with lots of famous places and activities, probably the most iconic is the Champs Elysee and the Arch de triumph. I have stayed at the 8 th arr near Madeleine and use to go shopping...More

1  Thank AOmeiri
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Around every turn it seems like another beautiful spot. Great place to take pictures or grab a bite to eat.

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This district would have to be the best for sights, entertainment, shopping and dining. Always busy and fast paced. Lots of choices for hotels within walking distance to major attractions like Moulin Rouge and the Louvre with access to many and varied restaurants, sidewalk cafes...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This administrative district is a bustling center of commerce and the home of famous attractions including the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees. It is situated on the right bank of the River Seine and its centered on the Champs-Élysées. I read the fact that...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Great to visit and Terrible for living. Too noisy at night. Too many bars and drunk people. Better and easier to sleep in other areas. Champs Elysees is a classic but don't eat at the avenue, so expensive. Walk 5 minutes away from the avenue...More

Thank Contreras Z
Reviewed 13 June 2017

So much to see in this district and so close too many Paris landmarks. Loved being close to Champs d'Alysee and also the river.

Thank colleen a
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I feel that the 8th is best represented by the huge La Madeleine church (see separate review) however many reviewers quote other highlights such as Champs-élysées (true) and Arc de Triomphe (on the western border) Either way is is a beautiful arrondissement 1879.

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Adam M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank jimbo1249
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
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