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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  • August 9, 2017
    It is a street with its luxury boutiques. Less traffic, clean streets and walkable. Streets are always taxi taxi stations along useful. Dressed in fur coats winter money who are often seen. Calm the even illumination of the winter, I like.
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  • August 9, 2017
    If you love shopping or have a taste for classic buildings then this is the place for you! Also, you might love this, it has the FIRST ever Lauduree Coffee shop unique at it's design in comparison to ...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Very beautiful avenue of Paris J I love my passage to the Dior sales associate shop was great! I am really enjoying this moment of relaxation.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Great food and very good service. Actually a kind of dress code should be observed but I've been there by chance so, my shorts and a Batman t-shirt makes some complains. As a personal note, all the female staff looks came out from a Vogue front page.
  • May 28, 2017
    More pretentious than fancy. It seemed they hire waiters for their looks rather than their qualifications and make them wear embarrassingly short mini skirts. Prices were steeper than the quality of the food would justify.
  • July 15, 2017
    Good food but not worth the bad service. Lots of other good restaurants in this city that will treat you great for this price.
  • May 15, 2017
    Used ro be my favorite restaurant in Paris. I still think it is very good but now I just think it is good and very expensive and very very bad service. My risotto was very insipid it needed salt... they do speak English which is nice... but once you order they never come back to see if you need something else.. it was very tedious having to go inside to look for the waiters... it used to be such a popular place I think it's lacking something...
  • August 8, 2017
    Great food but horrible service! Plus the food is not worth the absurd prices they charge... There are better places to go in Paris.

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