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Monday, October 23, 2006
Paris - Champs-Élysées
The Champs-Élysées is a broad avenue in Paris. Its full name is "avenue des Champs-Élysées". With its cinemas, cafés, and luxury specialty shops, the Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets in the world. The name refers to the Elysian Fields, the place of the blessed in Greek mythology. The Champs-Élysées is also called La plus belle avenue du monde, French for "The most beautiful avenue in the world."
Every year on Bastille Day, the largest military parade in Europe passes down the Champs-Élysées, reviewed by the President of the Republic.
The Champs-Élysées is also the traditional end of the last stage of the Tour de France.
Sources: Les Cars Rouges, Wikipedia: Champs-Élysées