Boulevard de la Madeleine

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Boulevard de la Madeleine
Boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris, 1890-1900.jpg
Boulevard de la Madeleine, about 1895
Boulevard de la Madeleine is located in Paris
Boulevard de la Madeleine
Shown within Paris
Length220 m (720 ft)
Width43.3 m (142 ft)
Arrondissement1st, 8th, 9th
QuarterMadeleine. Place Vendôme. Chaussée d'Antin.
Coordinates48°52′10.81″N 2°19′35.38″E / 48.8696694°N 2.3264944°E / 48.8696694; 2.3264944Coordinates: 48°52′10.81″N 2°19′35.38″E / 48.8696694°N 2.3264944°E / 48.8696694; 2.3264944
From53 rue Cambon
To10-16 place de la Madeleine
Construction
Completion1676

The Boulevard de la Madeleine is one of the four 'grands boulevards' of Paris, France, a chain of roads running east-west that includes the boulevard de la Madeleine, the boulevard des Capucines, the boulevard des Italiens and the boulevard Montmartre.

Boulevard de la Madeleine

The boulevard is named after the nearby Église de la Madeleine.

Located near the Métro stationsMadeleine and Opéra.

Notable addresses[edit]

n°5 : In the 1920s, la Galerie Adolphe LeGoup[1] was located here.

n°11: Building where Alphonsine Plessis, better known as Marie Duplessis died in February 1847. Her life and death were depicted by Alexandre Dumas fils in the novel la Dame aux Camélias and by Giuseppe Verdi in the opera La Traviata.

Cultural references[edit]

In 1966, The Moody Blues recorded a single named after this boulevard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marie-Ange Namy, Marcel-Lenoir et la fresque, In Situ, texte en ligne