on October 27, 2001
In 1667, a huge area of parkland was added to the Tuileries Palace, extending as far as the Chaillot hill. Le Nôtre, who was in charge of the work, laid out a huge array of avenues bordered by flowers and shrubs along which Parisians were free to stroll at their leisure. In 1694, the broad avenue that had just been completed was given the name of Champs Elysées, in reference to Greek mythology.
Champs Elysees is a popular promenade and the central point to most French National celebrations. The Tour de France finishes here and people from all over the world congregate here to celebrate Bastille Day - the French national holiday.
From Arch de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde, the 2km-long, 72m-wide stretch is an ideal place to walk and/or relax. You can find here whatever you want. Just come, walk and look!
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