Christmas lights illuminate Champs-Elysees in Paris

Christmas lights on Paris’s famous avenue were switched on as the capital gets into the festive spirit

French actor Gilles Lellouche, center right, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, center left, and guests push the button during the inauguration of the Champs Elysee Avenue illumination ceremony for the Christmas season, in Paris, Sunday, November 19, 2023. AP
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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, French actor Gilles Lellouche and president of the Champs-Elysees committee Marc-Antoine Jamet lit up the renowned avenue in Paris on Sunday evening.

Large crowds gathered on the Champs-Elysees to watch as the Christmas lights were switched on.

Updated: November 19, 2023, 9:05 PM