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.

Although it stretches just one block, this small section of road contains eight hair pins down a steep hill, earning its title  The Worlds Most Crooked Lane.

9. Lombard Street, San Francisco, USA

Although it stretches just one block, this small section of road contains eight hair pins down a steep hill, earning its title The Worlds Most Crooked Lane.
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Broadway is most famous for the ten or so blocks between 42 nd and 53 rd streets, thats often referred to as the Theatre District, The Great White Way, or the heart of the American theatre.

10. Broadway, New York City, USA

Broadway is most famous for the ten or so blocks between 42 nd and 53 rd streets, thats often referred to as the Theatre District, The Great White Way, or the heart of the American theatre.
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The Stelvio Pass, located in Italy, is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, which Top Gear once named the greatest driving road in the world. The main road is closed in the winter months from November to May, so the summer holidays provide the ideal opportunity to enjoy it. Try driving this pass either early morning or late evening to catch the sunrise or sunset for the added wow factor.

11. Stelvio Pass, Eastern Alps, Italy

The Stelvio Pass, located in Italy, is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, which Top Gear once named the greatest driving road in the world. The main road is closed in the winter months from November to May, so the summer holidays provide the ideal opportunity to enjoy it. Try driving this pass either early morning or late evening to catch the sunrise or sunset for the added wow factor.
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