Avenue Foch is a street in Paris, named after Ferdinand Foch in 1929

It was previously named Avenue du Bois de Boulogne.


Emperor Napoléon III created the avenue. He was inspired by the parks in London, where he lived during his exile. During his reign, he offered the City of Paris two big parks: Bois de Boulogne and Bois Vincennes, for the greatest pleasure of the Parisians. Avenue Foch makes the connection between the main axes of Paris: les Champs-Elysées – rue de Rivoli and Bois de Boulogne. Lined with Haussmann building, the avenue is well known to be one of the pristigious location in the living area of Paris, and one of the most expensive addresses in world, home to many grand palaces, including ones belonging to the Onassis and the Rothschild families. The Rothschilds owned numbers 19-21, and other mansions in the Avenue.

It is the widest avenue in Paris and it is lined with chestnut trees.

Sources: Wikipedia.org, Parisrama.com