Friday, September 17, 2010

Luxury Shopping in Paris - Les Champs Elysées

The most expensive Avenue of Europe is the symbol of the French reputation for luxury:



The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a prestigious avenue in Paris, France. With its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets in the world, and with rents as high as USD1.5 million annually per 92.9 square meters (1,100 square feet) of space, it remains the most expensive strip of real estate in Europe.

Created to celebrate Napoleon I 's victories, the name is the french equivalent of "Elysian Fields" in Greek mythology, the place of the blessed dead.

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is known in France as La plus belle avenue du monde ("The most beautiful avenue in the world").



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