Even the pigeons are dancing, kissing, going in circles, mounting each other. Paris is the city of love, even for the birds.
Samantha Schutz, I Don't Want To Be Crazy
At one end of the Champs Elysées is the Louvre, arguably the greatest art museum in the world. Formerly the palace of the kings of France, the Louvre looks out on the Champs Elysées to the Place de la Concorde with its Egyptian oblelisk, and on to the Arc de Triomphe, built by the Emperor Napoleon I (1769–1821) to commemorate his military victories.