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A little history of Orléans Champs-Elysées district

A typical building | / CC-BY-NC-SA
Street District Orléans Champs-Elysées district

Funny name, isn't it? Like the famous Champs-Elysées, in Paris? Not at all! This district is located near the square Halma-Grand: here, they raised the Carmelite convent, in 1617. After the French Revolution, the convent was turned into barracks until the end of the World War I.

Orléans city bought the plot of land and a new district was raised... sure, Champs-Elysées district was born! The square has taken doctor Halma-Grand's name, surgeon at the Orléans' hospital between 1879 à 1916. Let's see now, concerning the district itself: it was raised from 1921 and it was pompously called Champs-Elysées. They wanted to build cheap houses, but the plan was abandoned. The new area with its new buildings were occupied by wealthy people.

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