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8th, 9th Arrt.
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Boulevard HAUSSMANN
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Arrondissement 8th, 9th
Quarter Madeleine. Europe. Faubourg du Roule. Faubourg Montmartre. Chaussée d'Antin.
Begins rue Drouot and 2 boulevard des Italiens
Ends 202 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Length 2530 m
Width 30 m from rue Drouot and boulevard des Italiens to rue de Miromesnil; 33,60 m elsewhere.
Creation October 17, 1857 - January 22, 1922
Denomination March 2, 1864
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Boulevard Haussmann from the Galeries Lafayette terrace.
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Boulevard Haussmann

Boulevard Haussmann, running 2.53 kilometres (1.57 mi) from the 8th to the 9th arrondissement, is one of the wide tree-lined boulevards created in Paris during the Second French Empire by Baron Haussmann, with enthusiastic support from Napoleon III.

The Boulevard Haussmann is mostly lined with apartment blocks, whose regulated cornice height gives a pleasing eyeline to the Boulevard. The department stores Galeries Lafayette and Au Printemps are sited on this street.

From 1906 to 1919, the novelist Marcel Proust (1871–1922) lived at No. 102. There, in his cork-lined bedroom, he wrote the major part of À la recherche du temps perdu. Alan Bates starred in 102 Boulevard Haussmann a 1991 play written by Alan Bennett [1].

At 158 there is the Musée Jacquemart-André.

The Impressionist and patron of other artists Gustave Caillebotte (1848 – 1894) painted the Boulevard in many different lights as the days and seasons changed.

Coordinates: 48°52′30″N 2°18′26″E / 48.875°N 2.30722°E / 48.875; 2.30722


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