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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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  • My wife and I did our Christmas shopping on this street. It is less busy and you will find all the top designer shops. We went to Ferragamo and Louis Vuitton. Service is great and street is very well ...  more »
  • La Boheme, Lux, chic boutiques, shops-all for every taste and budget. A fine example of local posh life, even walking here, feel how all steeped in the atmosphere of success and glitz.
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  • It's always nice to browse this avenue and its to admire its plush buildings/beautiful part is made to designers dreamed but unaffordable shops / restaurants remain in the same luxury for a business clientele and socialite.
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  • The apartment was very clean and cosy and the location is excellent and secure close to the Champs Elysee I will certainly come back