The most beautiful avenue in the World.
Linking the Concorde Place to the Arc of Triumph, the Champs-Elysées Avenue stretches over nearly 2 km in the heart of Paris. In the 17th century, Le Nôtre, Louis XIV's gardener, laid the first stones in this marshy area. It was then part of the ascent of what is known as "the most beautiful avenue in the world".
One of the must-see places to visit in Paris, the most beautiful avenue in the world welcomes about 300,000 visitors a day. The Champs-Elysées Avenue is full of culture and activities. You can admire the monuments, go shopping or vibrate during events. Every year, the avenue hosts the 14th July parade, the arrival of the Tour de France or the Christmas illuminations.
The Champs-Elysées are as lively by day as by night. Restaurants, shops, monuments and clubs are all jewels to be discovered and make this avenue a myth. To end the visit in beauty, the ascent of the Arc of Triumph offers a spectacular panoramic view of Paris.
The obverse shows a view of the Champs-Elysées towards the Arc of Triumph. In order to highlight Paris as a city of light, the most beautiful avenue in the world has been represented at night, when its trees are adorned with Christmas lights. The flame of the unknown soldier, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020, shines at the foot of the Arc of Triumph. The Concorde obelisk is visible in the foreground and shows the angle of the shot.
In order to magnify this collection, the coins are decorated with selective gold deposits highlighting the illuminations.
The reverse is the common reverse of the Paris’ Treasures series. It offers a modern view of the map of Paris and its districts represented by small pyramids. Above the map of Paris is the name of the series. Below, the face value and the vintage are shown.