Boulevard Haussmann, 2.53 kilometres (1.57 mi) long from the 8th to the 9th arrondissement, is one of the wide tree-lined boulevards created in Paris by Napoleon III, under the direction of his Prefect of the Seine, Baron Haussmann.
Boulevard Haussmann from the Galeries Lafayette terrace.
|Length||2,530 m (8,300 ft)|
|Width||30 m (98 ft) from Rue Drouot and Boulevard des Italiens to Rue de Miromesnil; 33.6 m (110 ft) elsewhere.|
|Quarter||Madeleine. Europe. Faubourg du Roule. Faubourg Montmartre. Chaussée d'Antin.|
|From||1 Rue Drouot and 2 Boulevard des Italiens|
|To||202 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré|
|Construction start||October 17, 1857|
|Completion||January 22, 1922|
|Denomination||March 2, 1864|
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 (now on display in the Carnavalet Museum), he wrote the major part of À la recherche du temps perdu. Alan Bates starred in 102 Boulevard Haussmann, a 1990 play written by Alan Bennett.
At 158 there is the Musée Jacquemart-André.
- "Alan Bates Television Archive: 102 Boulevard Haussmann". Alanbates.com. 1991-11-26. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-03-29.
- "Marks & Spencer Plc – History of the retail company". Examstutor.com. 1907-07-25. Archived from the original on 2015-11-18. Retrieved 2011-03-29.
- Media related to Boulevard Haussmann (Paris) at Wikimedia Commons