The way from the Eiffel Tower (see previous posts) and Trocadéro (see previous post) to the Bois de Boulogne (see previous posts) would logically be this avenue. Half way, it actually changes names; Avenue Georges Mandel - the yellow dotted line – becomes Avenue Henri Martin – the red dotted line. When the avenue was opened in the middle of the 19th century it was first called Avenue de l’Empereur, then when there was no emperor any more, for a short while, Avenue de Trocadéro. Henri Martin was an historian and mayor of the arrondissement (the 16th), Georges Mandel a politician, assassinated in 1944.
Starting from Trocadéro, on the left side, is one of the nicer Paris cemeteries, the Passy one, on which I have already posted.
One major building is the private mansion, built in 1904 for Winaretta Singer, heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune, widow since 1901 of the Prince Edmond de Polignac. She was herself a decent painter and musician, but she is especially known for having sponsored what was then avant-garde music; several works of Debussy, Fauré, Ravel… were for the first time performed in her salon, Marcel Proust, Isabella Duncan, Claude Monet, Jean Cocteau, Serge Diaghilev… listened. Since 1928, when Winaretta moved out, the building houses the Foundation Singer-Polignac and conferences and concerts still take place here.