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Champs Élysées

(shäN zālēzā`), avenue of Paris, France, leading from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. It is celebrated for its tree-lined beauty, its commodious breadth, the elegance of its cafés, theaters, and shops, and the fountain display at its center. Begun by Louis XIV and completed by Louis XV, it led through open country until the early 19th cent.
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With its luxury boutiques and terraced cafes, the Champs Elysees is a major draw for tourists and was the site of two attacks on French security forces last year.
Mr Al Nuaimi, who is in Paris to attend meetings of the Federation of Arab News Agencies, was sitting in a coffee shop just 10 metres from Champs Elysees where the attack took place.
Quantity or scope: Restoration works of the bandstand Champs Elyses gardens, with the replacement of the access staircase kiosk, situated above the Champs Elysees gardening workshop.
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The Champs Elysees center is visited by tourists from around the world daily.
"I'll try and win on the Champs Elysees and that's all I can do," said Cavendish, who celebrated the 14th Tour win of his career on Friday.
The HTC-Columbia sprinter, who won yesterday's 198-km 18th stage from Salies-de-Bearn to Bordeaux for his fourth victory of the 2010 Tour, will tomorrow aim to win on the Champs Elysees in Paris and hope his rivals for the points classification's maillot vert falter.
Paris received a makeover as the Champs Elysees was turned into a huge farm yesterday with plots of plants, trees and flowers laid out on the French capital's most famous avenue to focus attention on crisis-hit agriculture.
The day after liberation, General Charles de Gaulle led a parade down the Champs Elysees to Notre Dame with General Leclerc, braving sporadic sniper fire from the pockets of German resistance that remained.
Contador, 26, came through the final dash to the Champs Elysees in Paris unscathed as British ace Mark Cavendish claimed his sixth stage victory.
The Effiel Tower, the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame (above) - just some of the sights you'll see.