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Avenue Montaigne, Paris

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This historic site, Avenue Montaigne, was originally called the Widows’ Alley in the 18th century because women in mourning gathered there, but the street has changed much since those days. The current name comes from Michel de Montaigne, a writer of the French Renaissance. When you wander this street today, you will find a treasure trove of famous fashion stores, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Fendi, Valentino, and Ralph Lauren as well as jewelers like Bulgari and other upscale establishments such as the Plaza Athénée hotel.

The Canadian Embassy is also located here, and actress Marlene Dietrich once owned an apartment on this street for many years and died there in 1992. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Paris holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Avenue Montaigne and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The limos pull up and the super-rich tourists emerge to shop in the very high-end stores on this street. Bring your millions. Historic location of some of the famous fashion lines in Paris. Some histo...  more »
  • It is worth visiting if only for window-shopping. All the designer shops are there. A luxury and wealth for those who have to squander milhões.
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  • Shopping experience is the best on Montaigne Avenue. One can go to big shopping malls but I prefer this one. Quite street, major brands, all within walking distance from downtown.  more »
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  • The Restaurant itself is surrounded with most exclusive fashion brand stores. Went there around 2PM (busy), had no reservation. Food that we ordered was amazing, good portions, well presented. Don't expect cheap but do expect delicious.
  • I was so excited to come here based on recs and blog posts and was not disappointed. We came for brunch and sat outside with a great view. The cocktails are great and we both got the club sandwich, which was a perfect portion for brunch. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Paris!
  • Pretentious, overpriced but perfect "French" restaurant experience! Great views from the windows to watch people. The food was very good. Salmon which I had was a large portion and probably the best thing on the menu. Cocktails were pricey as expected but done tastefully and professionally. I'd never go there often but once while in Paris is worth a visit to get that "French" visit. The desserts were awesome.
  • The black truffle risotto, the Thai beef, and the runny chocolate cake were the three best things I have eaten in my life
  • Decent food... amazing people watching!