Friday, June 21, 2013

#815 Champs-Élysées, Paris, France

One of the most famous roads in the world is the chic, impressive, promenade Avenue de Champs-Élysées in Paris,and they themselves call it the most beautiful avenue in the world. Leading up the hill to the impressive many pronged roundabout hosting the Arc de Triomphe, and leaving the Place de la Concorde and its obelisk, the Louvre Museum and the Tuileries gardens behind it, it is the epitome of French style and culture. Now, of course, it is populated with high street brands and other shops already known around the world, but it still has its (very touristy) cafes and shines with the Christmas lights and parades of Paris.

 It's width of 10 lanes typify French tree-lined city planning that can be seen across the world. These trees are horse-chestnut, but other cities host their own species depending on the climate. It is named for the Elysian Fields of Greek mythology. A very pretty place!


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