Politics paired with business and luxury: The 8th arrondissement of Paris is home to numerous embassies, ministries and offices. The hotels are accordingly modern and ideally suited for business travelers. Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury boutiques provide a sophisticated ambience. The Champs-Élysées boulevard, a luxury shopping paradise that ends at Place Charles-de-Gaulle with the Arc de Triomphe, is characteristic of this. The Obelisk of Luxor, once erected by Ramses II in Egypt, can in turn be found on the Place de la Concorde.