Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Charles de Gaulle Étoile - Avenue Foch/Avenue Victor Hugo

Arguably the loveliest of the avenues as viewed from the Arc de Triomphe, I love how these streets meet to form a small triangular island in the middle of Paris.

Avenue Foch (on the left) is one of the most prestigious streets in Paris, with palaces of the rich and famous all along its chestnut-lined course.

Avenue Victor Hugo (on the right) is the second-longest of the avenues off of the Place Charles de Galle (after the Champs-Élysées) and prestigious in its own right. My first French boyfriend lived on this street and always said it with an air of importance that to this day I hear every time I say, "Avenue Victor Hugo."

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