Place d’Iéna is located in the 16th arrondissement in Paris (France).

It is located at the intersection of avenues d’Iéna and avenue du Président-Wilson and at the outlet of avenue Pierre-Ier-de-Serbie and rue Boissière and rue de Longchamp.

The district is served by Paris metro line (M) (9), at Iéna station, and by RATP bus lines 32 63.

This square should not be confused with the old Place d’Iéna which became Place du Louvre.

The square was created in 1858 and took its current name in 1878.

Main sights

The Palace of Iéna, whose rotunda opens onto the Place d’Iéna, has been classified as a historic monument since July 5, 1993.

No. 1: building from 1882. The family of Alexandre de Marenches, future director of French foreign intelligence services, rented an apartment there during his childhood.

No 3: building from 1882. The former ambassador and resistance fighter Augustin Jordan (1910-2004) lived at this address; a plaque is placed there in his memory.

No. 5: out of sight, hidden by the building bordering the square, is a private mansion of 1,800 m2 built and inhabited in its time by Gustave Eiffel then by princes Léon (1907), Constantin (1917) and Dominique Radziwill (1925). In 1919, the United States Embassy, previously located at 14, avenue d’Eylau, was transferred to this address. In 1922, the mansion was bought by the ambassador himself.

No. 6: National Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet, inaugurated in 1889.

The equestrian statue of Washington by American sculptor Daniel Chester French, which stands in the center of the square, was inaugurated in 1900.

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