Champs-Elysées Statistics For Christmas Time

During the Christmas holidays, it is estimated that around 500,000 to 600,000 pedestrians walk along the Champs-Elysées every day.

The 200 trees that line the Avenue are covered with the LED rings, about 12,485 meters.

The electric consumption of the lights is 31,000 kWh per year (compared to 50,000 kWh used during the years 2007 and 2010 and 480,kWh prior to 2006).

This electric light consumption is the equivalent of eight families (four persons each) living in Paris in an apartment. This is a reduction since 2009 when the equivalent was equal to twelve families).

The total cost for the illuminations is estimated at one million euros of which the City of Paris will pay 220,000 euros. The Committee of the Champs-Elysées will pick up the tab for the remainder.

One hundred and seventy-five chalets line Champs-Elysées for the holiday season (third week in November to the third of January). In 2011, the city expects approximately 14 million visitors.

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