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Champs Élysées

[shahn zey-lee-zey] /ʃɑ̃ zeɪ liˈzeɪ/
noun
1.
a boulevard in Paris, France, noted for its cafés, shops, and theaters.
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  • The men, with rare exceptions, did not impress me more favorably here than at the champs-elysees.

    Letters of Two Brides Honore de Balzac
  • And how, indeed, could she be near me, seeing that I am at the rondpoint of the champs-elysees?

  • Nearly all the stage-coaches for the south and west passed through the champs-elysees.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • He ceased going to the Bois, and went out on foot in the champs-elysees.

    Serge Panine, Complete Georges Ohnet
  • The hackney-coach rolled along the trees of the champs-elysees.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • The hour for driving in the champs-elysees in winter is between two and four.

  • The aerial dialogue of the nests bidding each other good night in the elms of the champs-elysees was audible.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • At half-past eight that night she walked into Caroline's wonderful house in the champs-elysees.

    December Love Robert Hichens
  • We will all go to Paris, and buy a htel on the champs-elysees!

  • Besides, there are no longer any Turks except at masked balls and in the champs-elysees where they sell dates.

champs-elysees in Culture
Champs Élysées [(shahn zay-lee-zay)]

A major avenue in Paris famous for the elegance of its cafés and shops. In French it means Elysian Fields.

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