Paris to turn Champs-Elysees into 1.2-mile 'extraordinary garden' to transform ...

Paris's most famous street is set to undergo a £225million makeover to turn it into an 'extraordinary garden'.

The Champs-Elysees, which is normally clogged with traffic, will instead become a 1.2-mile stretch of greenery with tunnels of trees, green spaces and pedestrian zones.

Under the plans, the number of cars on the street will be halved and the area around the Eiffel Tower will be turned into a 'huge park'.

Paris's most famous street, the Champs Elysees is set to undergo a £225million makeover to turn it into an 'extraordinary garden'

Paris's most famous street, the Champs Elysees is set to undergo a £225million makeover to turn it into an 'extraordinary garden'

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The iconic road, which is normally clogged with traffic, will instead become a 1.2-mile stretch of greenery

The iconic road, which is normally clogged with traffic, will instead become a 1.2-mile stretch of greenery

It is hoped the redesign will lower traffic and increase green space for the thousands of pedestrians who visit the avenue every day

It is hoped the redesign will lower traffic and increase green space for the thousands of pedestrians who visit the avenue every day

Under the plans, the number of cars on the street will be halved and the area around the Eiffel Tower will be turned into a 'huge park'

Under the plans, the number of cars on the street will be halved and the area around the Eiffel Tower will be turned into a 'huge park'

The road is currently besieged with pollution and traffic problems, with an average of 3,000 cars an hour passing through

The road is currently besieged with pollution and traffic problems, with an average of 3,000 cars an hour passing through

The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo said the transformation will not be complete until 2030, after the French capital hosts the Summer Olympics in 2024.

But part of the redesign will see the famous Place de la Concorde transformed ahead of the Games.

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The Champs-Elysees committee has been pushing for a redesign of the iconic street and its surroundings since 2018.

Welcoming Hidalgo's announcement, the committee said: 'The legendary avenue has lost its splendour over the last 30 years. 

The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo said the transformation will not be complete until 2030, after the French capital hosts the Summer Olympics in 2024

The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo said the transformation will not be complete until 2030, after the French capital hosts the Summer Olympics in 2024

Part of the redesign will see the famous Place de la Concorde, pictured, transformed ahead of the Games

Part of the redesign will see the famous Place de la Concorde, pictured, transformed ahead of the Games

Under the plans, the number of cars on the street will be halved and the area around the Eiffel Tower will be turned into a 'huge park'

Under the plans, the number of cars on the street will be halved and the area around the Eiffel Tower will be turned into a 'huge park'

The Champs-Elysees committee has been pushing for a redesign of the iconic street and its surroundings since 2018

The Champs-Elysees committee has been pushing for a redesign of the iconic street and its surroundings since 2018

'It has been progressively abandoned by Parisians and has undergone several successive crises: the gilets jaunes, strikes, and health and economic crises.'

Jean-Noël Reinhardt, the president of the committee, said the street needs a major overhaul.

He said in 2019: 'It's often called the world's most beautiful avenue, but those of us who work here every day are not at

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