Apartment: 5 Rue de l’Assomption

After a week in a small hotel at 9 Rue de l’Université, poet Ezra Pound arranged for the Joyce family to stay in a room at Ludmilla Bloch-Savitsky’s apartment in Passy.

Apartment 5 Rue de l’Assomption (street view) – Photographer: Martina Nicolls 2019

The Joyce family moved into Ludmilla’s rent-free apartment at 5 Rue de l’Assomption in Passy, west of Paris, in the 16th arrondissement. They moved in on 15 July 1920.

Unfortunately, it was a small servant’s room with no furniture, no electricity, and just one double bed for the Joyce family of four.

Nearby is the Bois de Boulogne (the Boulogne Woods) and the Pont de Grenelle (Grenelle Bridge) across the River Seine (where there now stands a miniature replica of the Statue of Liberty). It’s also not far from the Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower.

James Joyce stayed here for four months from 15 July to October 1920. They moved back to the hotel at 9 Rue de l’Université.

James Joyce Paris Residence: Number 2 out of 18.

Apartment 5 Rue de l’Assomption – Photographer: Martina Nicolls 2019

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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