on December 13, 2009
Actually the Champs only flowed from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Historically speaking, the Champs was outside the city as it was past the Louvre. It didn't begin to develop until the 18th century, and only gained true prominence in the 19th century with the Building of the Arc de Triomphe under Napoléon I. The famous roundabout that we see today was perfected under Napoléon III and Baron Haussmann. It was at that point that the various roads radiating out from the roundabout were finally connected, including the road that seems to prolong the Champs-Elysées until the La Défense business district.
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