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The Famous Champs Elysées Of Paris

The Champs-Elysees was originally fields and market gardens, until 1616, when Marie de Medici decided to expand the garden axis of the Palais des Tuileries by means of an avenue of trees.

Guillaume de L’Isle’s map of The french capital shows that a short stretch of roads and fields in addition to market garden plots still separated the grand axe of the Tuileries gardens from the planted “Avenue des Tuilleries” as late as 1716.
By the late 1700s, the Champs-Elysees had turn into a trendy boulevard and the trees on either side had thickened enough to be given formal rectangular glades, identified as cabinets de verdure. The green areas of houses built along the Faubourg St-Honore backed onto the formal bosquets, with the grandest of them all being the

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