Boulevard Lannes is a boulevard in the 16th arrondissement in Paris (France). It is part of the “boulevards des Maréchaux”.

It has a length of 960 meters and a width of 33.50 meters between Avenue Foch and Avenue de Poland, and a width of 30 meters elsewhere.

The interior side of the boulevard is mainly made up of homes while, on the exterior side, we find, at the Place du Maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny, the Paris Dauphine University, the Henry de Montherlant swimming pool, the Russian embassy in France and the La Muette stadium.

The boulevard is served to the north by Paris metro line (M) (2), at Porte Dauphine station, and by the RER line (RER) (C) at Avenue Foch station. The Avenue Henri-Martin station is located near its southern end. It is also served by RATP buses from the Petite Ceinture.

Main sights

No. 9: Méry Laurent (1849-1900) lives in the villa Les Talus, which she bequeathed to the composer Reynaldo Hahn in 1900.

No. 11: the playwright and essayist Paul Claudel died in this house on February 23, 1955. A commemorative plaque pays tribute to him.

No. 13: here lived the painter Charles-Alexandre Coëssin de la Fosse (1829-1910).

No. 15: building from 1906 designed by architect Charles Plumet; home of the writer Joseph Kessel (1898-1979). A History of Paris panel pays tribute to him.

No. 17: workshop of the painter Évariste-Vital Luminais (1821-1896).

No. 23: regionalist style villa-workshop designed in 1881 by the architect Stanislas Ferrand; Georges Laugée (1853-1937), painter, had his studio there from 1910 to 1923.

No. 32: Henry-de-Montherlant sports center and swimming pool.

No. 33: Pascal school (private college-high school).

Nos 40 to 50: Russian embassy in France. It was built in 1977 in a place of a municipal sports field.

No 47: here lived Jules Supervielle (1884-1960), Franco-Uruguayan poet and writer.

Nos. 53 and 59-65: at these addresses are properties of the clan of Gabonese President Ali Bongo.

No. 55: building from 1918 designed by the architect Lucien Hesse, listed in the archaeological record of the city of Paris.

No. 57: SS General Obergruppenführer Carl Oberg resided here during the Occupation.

Nos 59-65, at the intersection with rue Adolphe-Yvon: building built between 1951 and 1960 by the architect Jean Ginsberg, where Victor Vasarely composed a vast series of large wall panels along the boulevard. The actress Brigitte Bardot lived here in the 1970s.

No. 60: La Muette stadium.

No. 67: last home of the singer Édith Piaf, who lived there from 1953 to 1963 in an apartment located on the ground floor; a plaque pays tribute to her. Claude Léveillée, a Quebec singer, lived there for two years starting in June 1959.

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20 arrondissements of Paris

Architecture of Paris

Museums of Paris

Entertainment in Paris

Bridges in Paris

Parks in Paris

Streets and squares in Paris

Shopping in Paris

Transport in Paris

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