History and tour of the Place Charles de Gaulle in Paris
Place Charles de Gaulle is the limit of the 8th, 16th and 17th arrondissement of the city of Paris. It is attached to the districts of Chaillot and the Champs Elysees. It measures 240 meters long and largeur.la creation of this site was made in 1670. Previously, she was known as the Place de l'Etoile. The name it now bears was given November 13, 1970 in memory of General Charles de Gaulle. It is served by the station Charles de Gaulle metro.
Formerly the location of the Place Charles de Gaulle called Butte Chaillot. The redevelopment have been made to the mound and ended in 1777. Debt place was previously a cross hunting. Adjustments were made to the barrier of the Star in the Wall of the Farmers-General in 1787. This barrier function was to limit the Paris city with former first district. Two buildings were around the barrier. The ground cover was made with pavers star hence its name Place de l'Etoile form. The Arc de Triomphe is built in the middle of the Place Charles de Gaulle from 1806 to 1836.
Restructuring have been established by the architect Jacques Hittorff during the Second Empire. The work was supervised by the prefect of the Seine, Baron Haussmann. Mansions took possession of the environment of the arc following a decree dated August 13, 1854. They were constructed with uniform shapes. The gardens of the luxurious hotels are open on the square. There are twelve avenues leading to the square and star-shaped. Include the Avenue de Wagram, MacMahon, Carnot, of the Grand Army, Foch, Victor Hugo, Kleber, Jena, Marceau Champs Elysees Friedland and Avenue Hoche. These avenues implement six Parisian axes. The square is bordered by two streets that form a circle, the street and the street of Tilsit of Pressburg. The cobblestones of the square are of different color, those dark head to the hotel while the red head to the streets. This site has two underpasses of which is reserved for vehicles while the other, which is called Passage of Remembrance is for pedestrians.
Place Charles de Gaulle was the scene of public events. It is the role of various public events such as the May 30, 1968 which brought together around one million demonstrators. A terrorist attack also took place on this site August 17, 1995 and has 17 injured. It houses the restaurant's garden Royal Monceau. Patrick Modiano's novel released in 1968 is called the Place de l'Etoile. The sudden change of name of this place was made four days after the death of General Charles de Gaulle. It was the Champs Elysées, which should be renamed, but ultimately it is the place that has been renamed. New rules were established by the Councillors Paris stating that the streets will no longer bear the name of a deceased person in less than five years.
Transfer to the Place Charles de Gaulle in Paris Place Charles de Gaulle airport is at a distance of 25.4 km from Orly Airport, 28.8 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 85 km from the airport of Beauvais