Champs-Élysées to be turned into 'extraordinary garden' in €200m makeover

The famous avenue, which hosts the final stage of the Tour de France, is set to be radically transformed

(Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Paris' Champs-Élysées, where the final stage of the Tour de France is held each year, is set to be radically transformed into an "extraordinary garden".

The roads will be pedestrianised and turned into green space, with trees planted to improve the air quality as the space for vehicles is halved, at a cost of €200m.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.