James Joyce took a six-months lease back to an area where he lived – the Avenue Charles Floquet – not at number 26, but on the opposite end of the street. After returning from a long holiday in England, he retrieved his furniture that was stored in Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare and Company bookstore.
Joyce moved into 8 Avenue Charles Floquet, an apartment that Nora chose, in October 1924.
In 2019, the building is now a hotel called Résidence Charles Floquet. It is an area with many foreign embassies and consulates.
The apartment is the closest location to the River Seine of all of his residences. It is a mere three minute walk to the river. It is also the closest location to the Eiffel Tower of all of his residences – it is hardly possible to get any closer. The Eiffel Tower, too, is only a three minute walk.
James Joyce stayed here for eight months from October 1924 to May 1925.
James Joyce Paris Residence: Number 7 out of 18.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls