At the end of November 1932, James Joyce paid a one-month deposit on a flat at 42 Rue Galilée in the 16th arrondissement, not in Passy, but in the impressive Champs-Élysées quarter abutting the 8th arrondissement, and only twenty minutes, by foot, to the Eiffel Tower.
The apartment was close to the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the River Seine, Trocadero, and the Eiffel Tower, all in the 8th arrondissement.
When Harriett Shaw Weaver arrived from London for a visit in February 1933, Joyce was in poor health. James, Nora, and Lucia took a vacation in the Swiss alps in July in a spa resort renowned for its healing waters. He returned the following year to Zurich for an eye operation.
James Joyce stayed in this location for 20 months from November 1932 to 18 July 1934.
James Joyce Paris Residence: Number 15 out of 18.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls