Lost in Paris

Look at this map of Paris
http://travel.nytimes.com/2006/12/24/travel/24hours.html
printed in the Dec. 24 issue of the New York Times.

The Champs-Elysées is shown in the wrong place (what is labeled as
“Champs-Elysées” is actually Avenue de Friedland/Boulevard Haussmann).
The Champs-Elysées is the avenue that links Place de l’Etoile to Place
de la Concorde.

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2006/12/22/travel/escapes/22hour_map.html

Compare with this map:

http://www.frommers.com/images/destinations/maps/jpg-2006/62_thebestofparisin1day.jpg

or this one:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=paris,+france&ll=48.873861,2.294898&spn=0.006007,0.020548&t=h&hl=en

One can only wonder about the reason for this blunder by the New
York Times – perhaps trying to foil the discovery of the Holy Grail :)

Update (Dec. 30) The NYT web site has been updated with a corrected map showing the Champs-Elysées in the right place.

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