Champs Elysees

That morning was very cold as it was windy. Anyway, I had to take pictures of this stunning place..


I like statue of horses.


this area is rather vast


rows of grand shops along the road


everyone seems to love this place


The Place Charles de Gaulle, historically known as the Place de l'Étoile, is a large road junction in Paris, the meeting point of twelve straight avenues including the Champs-Élysées which continues to the east. It was renamed in 1970 following the death of General and President Charles de Gaulle




ah ha..even a place to jog


a great sky too



The Champs Elysées (Elysian fields) were originally nothing but fields, until Marie de Medicis decided in 1616 to put up a long tree-lined pathway. In 1667, Le Notre extended the vista of the Tuileries and the Champs-Elysees became a very fashionable place to walk. In 1724, the avenue was extended up to Chaillot hill, now the site of the Arc De Triomphe and the Etoile.  

The actual avenue of the Champs-Elysées did not become city property until 1828, when they added footpaths and fountains. They also added gas lighting at this time. 

Today, the Champs Elysées is one of the most famous streets in the world, with its cinemas, cafés, and luxury specialty shops. This special status made it the site of much growth and activity. At the very heart of Paris, it is one of the most symbolic places in the city, representative of its spirit and glory.  

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Comments

  1. it'd be better if there's sunshine. looks tad gloomy for this grand avenue. :(

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  2. It is the most famous streets in the world? I think a few movies I watched were actually shot here. :)

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  3. hey, i wanna see you in the pictures too! cold or not? looks like quite windy too.. cloudy.. ooh..i wish i could go one day..

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  4. Thanks for being a great 'part time' virtual tour guide. Cant remember the name and why we walked this place then when I digged out the pixz for my next post now I know haha. tQ.

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  5. With facebook and blog its a wonderful way to have a journal of the names and places visited. During that very moment can remember but after a few years will have to scratch our think skull where and what is the name of the place. Of course we do have exception cannot forget Eiffel Tower or the Lido Show coz many slept through the sexy topless show, too tired after sleeping in the transit lounge for more than 10 hours coupled with jetlag. At that time the whole of Subang Airport was flooded and all flight schedules were interrupted. What a night mare!

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  6. Paris - city of love. No photos of the lovers - you and your hubby? LOL!!!

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  7. a lot of walking ya...looks like cloudy day..should be okay gua

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  8. it was supposed to be summer but it's otherwise. Cool cold wind..I sort of like it that way.

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  9. Claire, u can only see me at my facebook.

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  10. i visited Paris several years ago but never made it to this place though. thanks for sharing.

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  11. Hola Wenn!

    It's been my dream to visit Paris. I have heard a lot of people talking about Paris. One of my friends even showed the photos of her trip to Paris. Wish I have the money to go there.

    The buildings are awesome. I always love old buildings. I don't think modern people know how to build such buildings today. Don't you think so?

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  12. willie, u should visit Paris one day. It's a beautiful country. I love the architecture too.

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  13. You are luring me to visit Paris next year for sure!! Now counting my piggy bank... Paris looks so spacious with huge boulevards.

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