Avenue de Wagram
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.
- Prosper d'Épinay (1836–1914), sculptor (n° 26, in 1910).
- René Lenormand (1846–1932), composer, father of Henri-René Lenormand (1882–1951), playwright (n° 29, 5th floor).
- Madame de Thèbes (1845–1916), clairvoyant and palm reader (n° 29) (Google Books)
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Notes and references
- Félix de Rochegude, Promenades dans toutes les rues de Paris. VIIIe arrondissement, Paris, Hachette, 1910, p. 92
- Becq de Fouquières, Mon Paris, pp. 274-275