Les Champs-Elysées, A Tribute to Paris

This post was originally written for my old travel blog Dream Explore Wander.

Champs-Elysées is one of the most crowded streets in Paris. Always bustling with people shopping, eating and strolling around. Frankly speaking, it is not my favourite street as I’m always squashed between people carrying huge Louis Vuitton bags – but it is the very essence of Paris: exciting, busy and crazy.

This post is dedicated to my countless times visiting Paris and mostly for my friends who made my visits unforgettable (you know who you are). Though I have never lived in Paris, I was able to experience the beauty and craziness of Paris with them who showed me how to do it the Parisian way.

One of my friends was obsessed with the song Les Champs-Elysées. Soon enough, it became everyone’s theme song, we could not visit Paris (or meet him) without singing this catchy song. I too was highly influenced by this song and became in love with it.

So here is for the crazy times, the staying up all night talking, the dancing in the street, the running in the rain, the midnight museum trip, the gay bar visit, the sparks and magic we had in the beautiful madness that is Paris.

Hope you enjoy my random shots of Paris.

(I suggest you read the post while playing the song! The song was originally sung by Joe Dassin, but Mika also has a version of it)

Je me baladais sur l’avenue
Le coeur ouvert à l’inconnu

J’avais envie de dire bonjour
À n’importe qui

N’importe qui ce fut toi
Je t’ai dit n’importe quoi

Il suffisait de te parler
Pour t’apprivoiser

Aux Champs-Élysées
Aux Champs-Élysées

Au soleil, sous la pluie
À midi ou à minuit

Il y a tout ce que vous voulez
Aux Champs-Élysées

Tu m’as dit : “J’ai rendez-vous
Dans un sous-sol avec des fous
Qui vivent la guitare à la main
Du soir au matin”

Alors je t’ai accompagnée
On a chanté, on a dansé

Photo credit to my friend P.S.

Et l’on n’a même pas pensé
À s’embrasser

Hier soir deux inconnus
Et ce matin sur l’avenue

Deux amoureux tout étourdis
Par la longue nuit

Et de l’Étoile à la Concorde
Un orchestre à mille cordes

Tous les oiseaux du point du jour
Chantent l’amour

Aux Champs-Élysées
Aux Champs-Élysées

Au soleil, sous la pluie
À midi ou à minuit

Photo credit to my friend P.S.

Il y a tout ce que vous voulez
Aux Champs-Élysées

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