With the Arc de Triomphe at one end, the Place de la Concord at the other, and a slew of high and low end stores, theatres, bars and restaurants that adorn either side of this sweeping, tree-lined boulevard of Paris, is it any wonder that its one of the most famous boulevards in the world?

IN PICTURES: 12 of the world's most famous roads

British holidaymakers are being encouraged to use the upcoming summer months as the perfect opportunity to discover some of the most famous and picturesque roads from around the world.

Motoring experts from car leasing giant LeaseVan.co.uk have researched 12 of the most renowned routes across the world – including highways in the USA, UK, France, Italy and China – to inspire the nation’s drivers to explore more of the world this summer.

The Guoliang Tunnel is carved along the side of and through the Taihang Mountains which are situated in the Henan Province of China, and its become quite the tourist attraction. Stretching 1.2 kilometres long, it took five years to build by just 13 villagers, to connect the small village of Guoliang to the rest of the world.

5. Guoliang Tunnel Road, China

The Guoliang Tunnel is carved along the side of and through the Taihang Mountains which are situated in the Henan Province of China, and its become quite the tourist attraction. Stretching 1.2 kilometres long, it took five years to build by just 13 villagers, to connect the small village of Guoliang to the rest of the world.
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Punctuated by picturesque coastal towns including Positano and Ravello, the Amalfi Coast is home to SS163, a snaking two-lane road that hugs the jagged hills that meet the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea. Once you've had your fill of fearless local drivers and googly eyed tourists, you'll find solace in the seaside trattorias and gelato stands.

6. Amalfi Coast, Italy

Punctuated by picturesque coastal towns including Positano and Ravello, the Amalfi Coast is home to SS163, a snaking two-lane road that hugs the jagged hills that meet the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea. Once you've had your fill of fearless local drivers and googly eyed tourists, you'll find solace in the seaside trattorias and gelato stands.
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he 100-mile White Rim Road loops around and below the Island mesa top and provides expansive views of the surrounding area. Trips usually take two to three days by car or three to four days by bike.

7. White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

he 100-mile White Rim Road loops around and below the Island mesa top and provides expansive views of the surrounding area. Trips usually take two to three days by car or three to four days by bike.
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Tianmen is a mountain located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in north-western Hunan Province, China. An 11km road with 99 bends reaches the top of the mountain, taking visitors to Tianmen cave, a natural hole in the mountain 131.5 metres up.

8. Tianmen Mountain Road, Hunan, China

Tianmen is a mountain located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in north-western Hunan Province, China. An 11km road with 99 bends reaches the top of the mountain, taking visitors to Tianmen cave, a natural hole in the mountain 131.5 metres up.
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