The magical Avenue des Champs-Élysées in the heart of Paris. Kongo grew up watching movies of romantic interludes on this fabled street, recalls the news reels of victorious armies marching beneath the Arc de Triomphe and during a recent first visit to Paris the little monkey got to see it all first hand. It’s a great walk.
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées runs just over a mile from the Place de la Concorde (where Marie “Let them eat cake” Antoinette lost her head) to the Arc de Triomphe. The name means Elysian Fields, the place of the happy dead in Greek mythology. Kongo noted that far from being dead, this street is very much alive!
A stroll along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a must for first time visitors. When you visit Paris you don’t want to miss it.