FWOTD #10: les Champs Elysées

With its cinemas, cafés, and luxury specialty shops, l’avenue des Champs Elysées* is one of the most famous streets in the world. Bordered by trees, the avenue runs for two kilometers from the Place de la Concorde, with the Luxor Obelisk, to the Place Charles de Gaulle, location of the Arc de Triomphe.

Les Champs Elysées, Paris

Les Champs Elysées have become the center for festivities and official parades:
– every year on Bastille Day, the largest military parade passes downed the Champs Elysées
– the traditional last stage of the Tour de France is the Champs Elysées stage

* Champs Elysées is french for “Elysian Fields”, the heroes’ paradise in the greek mythology.

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