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Champs-,lysé es Explained

Champs-,lysé es at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

(French: "Elysian Fields") One of the world's most remarkable avenues, stretching 1.17 mi (1.88 km) from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde, in Paris. It is divided into two parts by the Rond-Point des Champs-É lysé es. The lower part, toward the Place de la Concorde, is surrounded by gardens, museums, theaters, and restaurants. The upper part, toward the Arc de Triomphe, was traditionally a luxury commercial district. Twelve imposing avenues radiate to form a star (é toile) at the avenue's upper end, with the Arc de Triomphe at its center; it was called Place de l'É toile from 1753 until 1970, when it was renamed Place Charles de Gaulle.