The Champs-Élysées is the longest and widest avenue in Paris. It is home to many famous shops and a plethora of Cafes, whose tables all face the avenue where people watching is a venerated pastime. The name is the French translation for The Elysian Fields, the final resting place for the blessed dead in Greek mythology. The avenue runs about a mile and a quarter through the 8th Arrondissement from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. On Bastille Day, you can see the largest military parade in Europe as the Armies of France march the length of the avenue.

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