Avenue de la Grande Armée

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Avenue de la Grande Armée seen from the Arc de Triomphe, with La Défense in the background.

The Avenue de la Grande Armée is a street in Paris on the boundary between the 16th and 17th arrondissements. It was formerly named avenue de la Porte Maillot as part of Route nationale 13, but was renamed to its present name in 1864 in honour of the Grande Armée of the Napoleonic Wars.

It begins at place de l’Étoile and ends in a junction with avenue de Malakoff and boulevard Pereire. It is 775 metres long and 70 metres wide. It continues on the same alignment as the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, which is continued by the avenue Charles-de-Gaulle as far as Neuilly-sur-Seine, towards la Défense. The tunnel de l'Étoile under the Arc de Triomphe directly links the avenue des Champs-Élysées to the avenue de la Grande-Armée.

Société Parisienne poster, 10 avenue de la Grande Armée. Circa 1895.

Notable businesses[edit]

The avenue has been occupied by a number of business:

  • No. 10 was the factory of bicycle and automobile manufacturer Société Parisienne from 1876 to 1903.


Coordinates: 48°52′33″N 2°17′19″E / 48.87583°N 2.28861°E / 48.87583; 2.28861