A boulevard (or rather an avenue) for the spirit of Christmas.

The launch of the illuminations on the Champs-Elysées found its audience on Sunday evening after a virtual 2020 edition, due to the Covid-19.

Nearly 110,000 curious people flocked to the most beautiful avenue in the world, according to the Champs-Elysées Committee, organizer of the event since 1980. And indeed, we had not seen so many people since a glorious day in July 2018.

Although rather brief - about fifteen minutes at most - the ceremony attracted the local political gratin. In addition to the singer Clara Luciani, the godmother of the illuminations whose state of mind was, luckily, "festive", were present Anne Hidalgo, the first deputy Emmanuel Grégoire, Sylvain Maillard, LREM deputy of the area, or even Jeanne d 'Hauteserre, LR mayor of the 8th arrondissement and particularly happy to be there.

At 7:10 p.m., ignoring the political rivalries, they collectively pressed the trigger with Abbygaëlle and Lalie, two young girls hospitalized and invited by the Les Petits Princes association.

Suddenly, the plane trees on the avenue were adorned with red while red / silver confetti flooded the stage with the background of

Respire encore

by Clara Luciani.

And it must be said that the effect produced corresponded quite well to the theme of the “La Flamboyance” illuminations.

A warm moment under the eager lens of photographers - "Clara over here" - and the cameras of France 3. Because isn't it, according to Anne Hidalgo, "the most beautiful avenue in the world, in the most beautiful city of world " ?


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  • Anne Hidalgo

  • Champs-Elysees

  • Clara Luciani

  • Paris

  • Xmas

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