From the French Revolution to the Gilets Jaunes, from Hitler’s parades to De Gaulle’s, the Champs-Élysées is synonymous with revolts, deaths and victories. But this internationally admired Avenue has also been known, and not only through literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, as a place of pleasant promenades and luxurious buildings – a space for joy, celebrations, and hope. Along with Versailles, the Champs Elysees has become a stage of power and all possibilities. Let the viewer learn about the stories, facts and symbols around the Champs-Élysées since its early years as a short lane.
CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES STAGE OF HISTORY
A FILM BY JACQUES MALATERRE
PRODUCED BY BONNE PIOCHE