Avenue de Wagram

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Avenue de Wagram is a street in the 8th and 17th arrondissements of Paris, extending from the Place de Wagram to the Place Charles-de-Gaulle (formerly Place de l'Étoile, and the site of the Arc de Triomphe). It is 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) long and 36 metres (118 ft) wide, and is divided into two sections by the Place des Ternes. It was renamed on 2 March 1864 for Napoleon's 1809 victory at the Battle of Wagram; the section between Avenue des Ternes and the Place de l'Étoile was formerly known as Boulevard de l'Étoile or Boulevard de Bezons and the section between Avenue des Ternes and Place de Wagram, as Route départementale n°6.

Avenue de Wagram near the Place des Ternes

History[edit]

The street was first opened on 16 January 1789 between Rue de Tilsitt and Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, then on 13 August 1854 was extended to the Place de l'Étoile.

Avenue de Wagram with the Arc de Triomphe in the background

Buildings[edit]

Surviving[edit]

Salle Wagram

Destroyed[edit]

Notable inhabitants[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Félix de Rochegude, Promenades dans toutes les rues de Paris. VIIIe arrondissement, Paris, Hachette, 1910, p. 92
  2. ^ Becq de Fouquières, Mon Paris, pp. 274-275

Coordinates: 48°52′51″N 2°18′01″E / 48.8808°N 2.3002°E / 48.8808; 2.3002