James Joyce married Nora Barnacle in England on 4 July 1931, after living with her for twenty-seven years. His children, Giorgio and Lucia, attended the wedding. Joyce intended to move permanently to London, but a few months later, he decided to return to Paris. He arrived in Paris in September 1931.
James and Nora Joyce moved into the Hotel La Résidence at 41 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie in the 8th arrondissement.
Hotel La Résidence no longer exists. It is now the Hotel de Sers.
The hotel is halfway between the Arc de Triomphe and the River Seine.
James Joyce stayed here for two months in September and October 1931. They returned to the Hotel La Résidence from 31 January to 10 February 1935.
James Joyce Paris Residence: Number 11 out of 18.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls