Champ-Elysees The Champ Elysees were originally nothing but fields . Until Marie de Medicis decided in 1616 to put up a long tree- lined pathway. In 1667 , Le Notre extended the vista of the Tuileries and the Champs-Elysees became a very fashionable place to walk . Today , the Champ-Elysees is one of the most famous street inthe world .