The mayor of Paris has big plans to change the city's famous street the Champs-Elysees. She wants to turn it into an "extraordinary garden". The Champs-Elysees is in the heart of Paris. People say it is, "the most beautiful avenue in the world". However, many people think it looks old. They want it to look more modern. The mayor wants to cut the number of car lanes to make more room for shoppers and tourists. She wants more trees to make it greener.
The Champs-Elysees was very elegant. There were showrooms full of luxury cars, and designer fashion stores. Many rich people shopped there. Today, it is like other streets in the world, with international chain stores, fast food restaurants and coffee shops. The mayor said: "We will redo [one area] before the Olympic Games, then the full length of the avenue afterwards. It will be an extraordinary garden." The project will cost $305 million.