Avenue des Champs-Élysées is one of the priciest areas in Paris but also most famous avenue in the world. The avenue was created by Louis XIV's gardener, Andre Le Notre, in 1667, as an improvement of the view from the Tuileries gardens. Stretching from Place de la Concorde in the east to Place Charles de Gaulle in the west, Avenue des Champs-Élysées is flanked by numerous attractions in their own right, including the Grand Palais and Petit Palais at its eastern end. The stature of this thoroughfare is the site of many celebrations and events. It is a popular location for New Year’s Eve parties, military parades on 14th July, and marks the culmination of the world famous Tour de France
It was not until the 18th century though that Avenue des Champs-Elysees was lengthened considerably to run from Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. The avenue now has a length of 2 kilometres and a good portion of this is bordered by trees. Closer to its western culmination, luxury shops, cafes, cinemas and theatres can be found each side of the avenue. This kind of development really took off after 1900, when metro line 1 finally reached to Etoile, traversing the city from east to west.
Address: Avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
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