Avenue de Wagram

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L’avenue de Wagram is a street in the 8th and 17th arrondissements of Paris, between the place de Wagram and the place Charles-de-Gaulle (formerly the place de l'Étoile, and now containing the Arc de Triomphe). It is 1.5 km long and 36m wide. It is named after Napoleon's 1809 victory at the battle of Wagram and is cut by the place des Ternes. It was given its present name on 2 March 1864, having formerly been known as boulevard de l'Étoile or boulevard de Bezons in the section between avenue des Ternes and present-day place Charles-de-Gaulle and as Route départementale n°6 in the section between avenue des Ternes and place de Wagram.

The avenue near the place des Ternes


It was first opened on 16 January 1789 between rue de Tilsitt and rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré then on 13 August 1854 between place de l'Étoile and rue de Tilsitt.

The Avenue de Wagram with the Arc de Triomphe in the background.



Salle Wagram


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