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Paris’ Champs-Elysees: A wide boulevard with a long history

Headline on Google News.

Yup, it’s a big street alright, been there a long time.

16 thoughts on “The New York Daily News, all the news that’s fit to print”

  1. Lazy journalism – why not “Paris France”?

    Strong possibility for the US readers of confusion with Paris Texas otherwise .

  2. Pretty sure the Champ’s Elsie is Haussmann’s Paris. So not so old at all. Old would be round Montmartre..

  3. @BiS
    “Pretty sure the Champ’s Elsie is Haussmann’s Paris. So not so old at all. Old would be round Montmartre..”

    Slightly earlier. It was created as an extension of the Tuileries in the 17th century, although by Haussmann’s time it had become a notorious sewer, which he cleaned up.

  4. Long, old and, sadly, full of the French:

    On the contrary, you’re unlikely to find many French there. It’s mainly foreigners!

    Plus, what BiS said.

  5. Andrew C

    I imagine that the interview was a riveting car crash but as the ‘Wonderful and All Inclusive BBC’ provides neither the full transcript nor a hilarious Google CC I can’t access that content.

  6. @Pcar
    We know from the unlamented one-eyed Jock, manifesto pledges are not binding. And with the election won & a thumping Tory majority for the next 5 years….
    Let’s wait & see, eh?
    It’s not all about what the kitten-heeled one wants.

  7. Well, I suppose we should be grateful that De Gaulle didn’t narrow his eyes and start wittering about flied lice.

    Anyway, so why did the French plant all those trees down the Champs Elysées?

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