Avenue George V

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Avenue George V
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Avenue George V with the American Cathedral in Paris in the background
Avenue George V is located in Paris
Avenue George V
Shown within Paris
Length730 m (2,400 ft)
Width40 m (130 ft)
Arrondissement8th
QuarterÉlysées, Chaillot
Coordinates48°52′04″N 2°18′04″E / 48.86778°N 2.30111°E / 48.86778; 2.30111
FromPlace de l'Alma, 5
ToAve des Champs-Élysées, 99
Construction
Completion6 March 1858
Denomination14 July 1918

Avenue George V is a street in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It starts at Place de l'Alma, and ends at No. 99 avenue des Champs-Elysées. It marks the western limit of Paris's "golden triangle" (triangle d'or)[clarification needed].

Until 14 July 1918, the avenue was called Avenue d'Alma. It received its current name in honour of the British monarch George V, who was on the throne at the time, and fought with the Allies during the First World War.

The notable Four Seasons Hotel George V is located at 31 Avenue George V, whilst the American Cathedral in Paris is located at number 23.[1][2] The street is served by several bus routes, and by George V metro station, on line 1 of the Paris Metro.

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  1. ^ fourseasons.com Hotel George V accessed: 11/21/2014
  2. ^ americancathedralinparis.com[1]