Avenue Montaigne

On my way home after the Christmas meal, see preceding post, I passed by Avenue Montaigne. This avenue is one of the most fashionable in Paris. It starts at Place de L’Alma with its Statue of Liberty torch (see previous post) and the distant view of Sacré Coeur. At the beginning of the Avenue you will also find the Théatre des Champs-Elysées (see previous post). Walking up towards the Champs-Elysées you will find a number of luxury shops. Dior was the first of the fashion houses to get established here and many others have followed. The easiest way to do your shopping is of course to stay at the Hotel Plaza-Athénée, one of the city’s top hotels. After crossing the Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, the avenue continues...but the name changes slightly, to Avenue Matignon....... and now you must change your shopping to art and antiques. Good shopping! (When I passed, it was all closed.)

By the way... it's still cold!

Have a nice weekend, see you Monday!


Michelle said...

Looks like amazing shopping there. As usual. Beautiful Pictures. Happy New Years!

Marie-Noyale said...

Je me demande bien pourquoi tu ne nous a pas amenées dans ce quartier quand nous etions ensemble!!!! ;~))

Je te souhaite a toi e toute ta famille tous mes meilleurs voeux pour cette nouvelle annee 2009.

Shionge said...

I saw the Countdown in Paris - WOWED!!! WOWED!!!

Shammickite said...

Window-shopping is all I can afford right now!
Happy New Year Peter, mes meilleurs voeux pour toi et ta famille.

Virginia said...

Hmmmmm, that all looks like a good place for window shopping!!! I think I will add that to my list! Peter,
you just give us too many places to see. Keep warm.. Merci!

claude said...

C'est sans doute l'avenue la plus chic de Paris. Ah ! Paris by night c'est beau mais à Noël c'est féérique ! Pour faire du shopping dans cette avenue il faut avoir le porte-momaie bien rempli, mais le rêve est permis. BONNE ANNEE Peter ! Bises !

SusuPetal said...

They look like shops I never buy clothes from, somehow...:) Brilliant photos, though.

It's -10 degrees here, freezing!

Peter, have a nice weekend!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

With so many famous names, I can only guess how it'd be!

Great pictures Peter. Good Weekend!

Ruth said...

The blue-ish lights on the Champs-Elysées are splendid - just like ice. Too bad there really is ice though! Stay warm.

Adam said...

It must have been a long walk home for you that evening Peter!

It is indeed 'brass monkeys' here in Paris. Actually, I wonder if you could buy a brass monkey in one of those antique shops?

Maxime said...

Je ne suis pas sur que c'est là que j'irai faire mes courses, même si c'est bientôt la période des soldes.

Bonne et heureuse année, Peter !

lyliane six said...

Bonne année ainsi qu'à toute ta famille.Grosses bises.

Mona said...

ah! Champs-Elysse The Designer haunt!
Its like the 5th Avenue of NY...or even better! :)

Dior & Givenchey are my favorite brands :)

Unknown said...

What a collection, Peter!
Amazing Christmas lights and great window shops collage! I took a little while looking at Gucci and D&G as they are my favourites! :-)))

Karen said...

What great photos!!! I walked by all or most of them and just saw the merchandise and the prices.:=}

The collage is terrific.

krystyna said...

I had a wonderful trip being here Peter;
...from the top, by the really luxury shops and to beautiful art&antiques. Great trip!

Thanks Peter!

Thérèse said...

Le coup d'oeil peut donner des idées aux esprits créateurs... pour acheter c'est autre chose.
Tant que tu y es tu pourrais aller vois si les sapins des créateurs à la cité de l'architecture sont en vente...j'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à voir une émission tv dessus.

Anonymous said...

Oh, all closed? but that was good for your purse, I think ;-)

GMG said...

Hi Peter! Se you survived, the freeze, the closed shops, the food and the champagne, and entered 2009 in great shape! ;)) Happy New Year!

The triangle Montaigne, François Ier, George V is truly chic... And the Plaza Athenée is superb; quite convenient when you're heading to the ICC or the International Court of Arbitration (38, Cours Albert 1er), though a bit expensive... ;))

It's amazing the the Avenida da liberdade in Lisbon seems to have the same decoration as the Champs-Elysées; probably because it was sponsered by Renault... ;)
Have a great weekend!

Starman said...

I wish you had posted the Avenue Montaigne photos on Flickr.

PeterParis said...

Amazing , already to look at! Happy 2009 also to you, family and friends!

Tu n'as pas besoin de moi pour trouver ces adresses! :-))
Bonne Année également à toi et ta famille!

Fountdown, but no fireworks! :-(

PeterParis said...

You are not the only one! :-)
My best wishes also to you!

Many good reasons to come back!

C'est déjà un plaisir de pouvoir regarder! Bonne Année et bises!

PeterParis said...

I have also changed my fashion addresses to other ones! :-)

-7°C here this morning!!

I guess you have guessed right!

Fortunately the heating at home works well (ouch wood)! :-)

PeterParis said...

Yes, a rather long walk ... but needed!
That night not yet "cold enough to freeze..." Today, yes! :-)

... mos non plus, encore que les magains de luxe ont aussi des difficultés et soldent déjà avant les soldes!

Je souhaite la même chose à toi et les tiens!
Bonnez Année à toi aussi!

PeterParis said...

Now you know where to find your favourites!

I hope you can find your favourties also in Lisbon! If not... you know where to go!

You should not look at the prices... just enjoy!

PeterParis said...

This is "free of charge"! Just enjoy!

La vente a déjà eu lieu et on ne peut plus les voir!:-(

Even if it had been opened...!

PeterParis said...

I was sure you knew Plaza Athenée!
Happy New Year also to you and your wife ... and a lot of travelling ...and posts!

I will think about it!

Anonymous said...

All the glitter and glamor in one place is amazing. We don't even have neon lights downtown. LOL

Rob said...

wonderful collage! This is the type of shopping I enjoy; window shopping with camera. But I am sure if I had found a Canon shop, I know I would have stopped in.

Neva said...

These are stunning! I love the lights.....and the shopping looks good too!

PeterParis said...

Some places have "neon lights", some have birds and bees!

Dusty Lens:
Do you want the address to the photo-equipment-street?

Very good shopping, if ou can afford it! :-)

Cergie said...

Tu n'es pas resté longtemps loin des blogs ! Que de posts lumineux, pour ne pas dire dégoulinants de luxe ! Ca me change de mes cieux de Provence et de Normandie où je pouvais voir les étoiles lorsqu'il faisait clair, ce qui n'était pas souvent !

Une bonne et heureuse année à toi et à ceux que tu aimes, Peter !

PeterParis said...

Même à Paris on voit les étoiles en ce moment!

Claudia said...

My first stop after I win this week's Euromillions jackpot :-)
If I do, I'll invite all my friends in Paris (you included, Peter) for a celebration dinner at the Tour d'Argent.
Keep your fingers crossed for me!

PeterParis said...

I feel that we can already take the risk of ordering a table!