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The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is probably the most famous street in the world. Directly translated, its name means Elysian Fields, the heavenly resting place for heroes in Greek mythology. The long avenue ends at the famous Arc de Triomphe, where you can climb 284 steps to reach the top. From the terrace, you'll see the avenues leading from the center in a 12-pointed star. Once the world's most exclusive retail real estate, Champs-Élysées has recently gone mass-market with H&M, Starbucks, and McDonald's. But you'll still find the flagship stores Louis Vuitton and Guerlain here, as well as the famous Ladurée macaron shop.