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Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysee


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The way of the Champs-Elysees that goes from the Place de la Concorde to the Etoile create a perspective quite spectacular: it is one of the largest streets of the French capital, a symbol of the grandeur which the people north of the Alps not he never gave up. The Champs-Élysées were originally simple fields, until, in 1616, Maria de Medici built a long tree-lined route that stretched from the Louvre to the Tuileries. In 1724 the avenue was extended to the Place de l’Etoile, in 1667 after Louis XIV entrusted to André Le Notre construction work. In the project the avenue had to be 7 km long and its present place de Gaulle. The Notre almost completely transformed the area by inserting flower beds, gardens and terrace cafes. Especially during the Second Empire the gardens acquired their present grandeur with theaters, circuses and kiosks for listening to classical music. In 1830 they were installed along the Champs Elysées about 1200 gas lamps. The lighting made ​​it possible to convert the area into a meeting place for the night Parisian bourgeoisie. The gardens were then reworked in 1859 by Alphand, who enriched them with boulevards. How to reach the Champs Elysées: How to reach the Champs Elysées. The best way to get to the Champs Elysées by metro. The subway station is the best “Franklin D. Roosevelt”, as it is situated right in the center of the long avenue. Alternatively, you can choose to get off at “Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau” or station “George V”. Both metro stations are located along the Champs-Elysées. The first is closer to the Place de la Concorde, the lower part of the Champs-Elysées, while the second is closer to square del’Arco de Triomphe.

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