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Daemon
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The Champs-Élysées

This avenue in Paris, France, leads from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. It is divided in two by the Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées. The lower part, toward the Place de la Concorde, is surrounded by gardens, museums, theaters, and restaurants. The upper part, toward the Arc de Triomphe, was traditionally a luxury commercial district. Twelve avenues radiate to form a star at the avenue's upper end, with the Arc de Triomphe at its center. To what does the avenue's name refer? More...
NeuroticHellFem
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North footpath of the Champs-Élysées

Champs-Élysées: French for Elysian Fields, the place of the blessed dead in Greek mythology.
I hope to see it some day.
TB Turtle
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This article was by far too brief. I love any and everything Louis! The sidewalk is a mini plaza, very beautiful.

A definite bucket list adventure for everyone.
striker
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there in sept. this year french only like french
monamagda
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"La Plus Belle Avenue du Monde"




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For centuries, the Champs-Élysées has been a central place for some of France's greatest cultural celebrations. In 1855, for example, the annual World's Fair took place on the avenue, drawing visitors and merchants from across the globe. A large military parade passes down the street each Bastille Day, watched by thousands of onlookers, including the French President.

Perhaps most famously, since the 1970s the Champs-Élysées has been the site of the Tour de France's final stage, where the winner bicycles through the finish line, greeted by cheering crowds and an awards ceremony.



http://traveltips.usatoday.com/history-champs-elysee-14444.html
monamagda
Posted: Sunday, December 7, 2014 11:31:32 AM

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Les Champs-Elysees - Joe Dassin - French and English subtitles.mp4

This video is beautiful, great popular music!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7-UcdcK4AA
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