Paris (5)

The Champs Elysees are created around 1670 as an extension of the axis linking the Louvre, the Jardins des Tuileries and the Cours de la Reine (in these days the road to Versailles), taking as vanishing point the montagne du Roule, site of the present Arc de Triomphe. 70 m wide, with large pedestrian sidewalks, it is the most representative avenue in Paris (even if the utmost luxury is not there… but on less frequented areas). During the 1990s the pedestrian space is enlarged reducing the space for cars.

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