Paris’ famous Champs-Élysées transformed into an enormous free picnic with treats from famous chefs


4,000 lucky Parisians were handed picnic baskets filled with treats from top Paris chefs.


The French capital’s most famous street, the Champs-Élysées, transformed into an enormous picnic blanket on Sunday, as around 4,000 people sat within the sun having fun with an al fresco meal.

The lucky picnickers were chosen via a draw and supplied with free baskets loaded with delicacies from a few of Paris’ top chefs, including puff pastries and artistic sandwiches.

Parisian Yasmina Train said, “I took some pictures, and I sent it to friends, you understand, everywhere in the world. You understand, look what I’m doing, you understand? So. So. No, I never considered that. So, it is a dream. A dream coming true.“

The gathering happened exactly two months before Paris hosts the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics.

The food was prepared in eight temporary kitchens arrange along the avenue and provided by restaurants along the avenue, which include the famous Fouquet’s – and McDonald’s.

A 216m-long tablecloth was laid from the Arc de Triomphe to the intersection of Avenue George V served because the seating area for the event.

The tablecloth had a complete surface area of 4,212 square meters and was made in France from 100% recycled fibres.

This isn’t the primary transformation of the enduring street by organisers, the Champs-Élysées Committee.

They’ve turned the avenue into an enormous movie theatre and in 2023 nearly 5,000 people gathered for the world’s largest dictation event.


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