Paris: the Champs-Elysées are changing for the 2024 Olympic Games

By Graziella L. Posted May 13, 2022 12:44 PM

After the announcement of the transformation of the district of La Chapelle, the town hall of Paris presented the redevelopment project of the Champs-Elysées, which must “re-enchant” the avenue before the Olympic Games of 2024.

The town hall of Paris counts well rebuild the capital before it is exposed to the world for the 2024 Olympic Games. The most tourist are in the crosshairs of this extensive work, and in particular the Champs-Elysees. After the planned transformation of the La Chapelle district, the project “Re-enchant the Champs-Elyséesaims to transform the most famous of avenues by 2024.

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In the program, more greenery and fewer cars ! Both ends of the most beautiful avenue in the world will be the most impacted by these changes, announced the town hall of Paris and the Champs-Elysées Committee, which brings together traders and businesses on the avenue. The idea is to refresh the main avenue, which has lost its luster in recent decades. On the Place de la Concorde side, which will also be completely redesigned between now and the Olympics, the gardens on either side of the Champs-Elysées will become promenade gardens, with around a hundred trees planted, pedestrianized streets, in order to adapt to global warming.

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The Arc de Triomphe is not to be outdone, since the Star roundabout will lose space for cars. Anne Hidalgo says “an enlargement of the pedestrian ring surrounding the monument” starting this fall.he top of the avenue, very commercial, will see its sidewalks and street furniture renovated. All this for a sum of 26 million eurosby 2024.

Paris: the Champs-Elysées changes its face for the 2024 Olympic GamesParis: the Champs-Elysées changes its face for the 2024 Olympic GamesParis: the Champs-Elysées changes its face for the 2024 Olympic GamesParis: the Champs-Elysées changes its face for the 2024 Olympic Games

The mayor of Paris also hopes bring back the Parisians on the avenue, a true showcase of the capital, fitted out in 1670 and which has sometimes suffered the passage of time. The Champs-Elysées are deserted by locals and mostly visited by foreign tourists and customers of luxury stores that line the avenue.

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