Champs Elysees or the Champs-Elysees, Paris
59 Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
Champs Elysees - one of the main thoroughfares of Paris and one of the most beautiful roads in the world. It stretches from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Trunk length 1,915 meters. This is one of the most popular attractions of Paris. Champs Elysees can be divided into two zones: the park and shopping. Place de la Concorde to the round area on both sides of the avenue stretches pleasure park 700 meters long and 400 meters wide. Next, the Champs-Elysées continues to the west, where this so-called magazine part, focused banks, offices, airlines, the exhibition showcases cars, movie theaters, many restaurants and various shops, known around the world.. The first documentary mention of this area date back to the seventeenth century.. In 1616 at the direction of Marie de Medici as a continuation of the Tuileries Gardens here was paved boulevard Queen. Later, on the orders of Louis XIV of 24 August 1667 on the construction of the road from the castle of Versailles to the Tuileries castle here was arranged walking area, which continued the Tuileries Gardens. This road was originally stretched to the present area of Rhone-Puen, but in the eighteenth century, the director of the palace gardens Duke Dante was decided to continue it up to the hill of Chaillot, and later, when his successor, the Marquis de Marigny - the bridge of Neuilly. Co the French Revolution, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-ninth year line is the modern name - Champs Elysees..