The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a prestigious avenue in Paris, France. With its cinemas, cafes, luxury specialty shops and horse chestnut trees, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets in the world and with rents amounting to € 1.1 million (USD 1.5 million) a year for 92.9 square meters of space, it remains the second most expensive avenue in real estate across Europe, having recently (in 2010) been overtaken by Bond Street in London. The French name Champs Elysées, refers to the paradise of the dead in Greek mythology, unlike Tartarus.

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