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The Champs Elysées
The Champs Elysées ("Elysian Fields" in English) began as a vast area of fields, fields, and more fields, but in 1616 was developed into a tree-lined walkway by Marie de Medicis. Over time it became a very "fashionable place to walk." In 1724 the avenue was extended to the area of the Arc de Triomphe. In 1828, the Champs Elysées became city property, and footpaths, fountains, and gas lighting were added. Today, the Champs Elysées is lined with cafes, shops, and entertainment, and is one of the most famous streets in the world.

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