Avenue Kléber

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Avenue Kléber
Paris avenue kleber.jpg
View of Avenue Kléber
Avenue Kléber is located in Paris
Avenue Kléber
Shown within Paris
Length1,135 m (3,724 ft)
Width36 m (118 ft)
Arrondissement16th
QuarterChaillot
Coordinates48°52′11.00″N 2°17′31.70″E / 48.8697222°N 2.2921389°E / 48.8697222; 2.2921389Coordinates: 48°52′11.00″N 2°17′31.70″E / 48.8697222°N 2.2921389°E / 48.8697222; 2.2921389
FromPlace Charles de Gaulle
ToPlace du Trocadéro
Construction
Completion1863
DenominationAugust 16, 1879

Avenue Kléber is one of the avenues in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It is one of the twelve avenues leading out of the Arc de Triomphe. It was named after Jean Baptiste Kléber, a French general during the French Revolutionary Wars. Before 1879, it was called l'avenue du Roi-de-Rome, in memory of Napoleon II.

It is "lined with grand examples of the ceremonial, yet never austere, buildings favored by Haussmann."[1] Of note are the Icelandic and Peruvian embassies (Number 8 and Number 50, respectively), the Hôtel Raphael at Number 17, and The Peninsula Paris hotel at Number 19.

French composer Henri Büsser (1872-1973) lived at Number 71. Avenue Kléber was one of the filming locations featured in The Bourne Identity.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Rotarian. Rotary International. March 1995. p. 20. ISSN 0035-838X. Retrieved 5 November 2012.