This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. Museums and events across the city of Paris have been paying special tribute to this momentous event. Now, those who are in the Champs-Elysées area can also take part in the remembrance of one of the most significant times in modern history.
That is because — from August 1 until September 30, 2014 — an outdoor photo exhibition is being organized at the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées. This exhibition honors the memory of the soldiers who fought bravely in the name of freedom.
Approximately 100 photographs have been selected by Jean-Claude Narcy, a journalist who was formerly an television news anchor on one of France's major channels. The photos will be displayed on the Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, a roundabout located near the Franklin D. Roosevelt metro stop, during an event entitled 'Merci !, 100 photos pour un Centenaire' ('Thank You! 100 Photos for a Centennial').
In this way, the exhibit offers an homage to the 10 million people who perished during World War I, citizens of countries all over the world. From the Senegalese who were engaged in the Second Battle of the Aisne to the Americans who fought in Argonne, the sacrifices made during this tragic era will never be forgotten. This also includes figures such as nurses working on the battle front in the Champagne region and, of course, the many French soldiers who battled across the country.
Guests staying at one of the Sister Hotels Champs-Elysées will be within close proximity of this historical exhibition, which offers a great learning opportunity for both visitors and residents of Paris.