Les Invalides – cleaning of the north facade in progress

Les Invalides – cleaning of the north facade in progress. The facade of Les Invalides in the 7th arrondissement of Paris is being cleaned. Cleaning is still in progress with a third of the north facade completed.   Les Invalides is a building complex containing several museums and monuments, including the Army Museum.  The north facadeContinue reading “Les Invalides – cleaning of the north facade in progress”

That Frock from Le Bon Marché

That Frock from Le Bon Marché.  Today I am looking for that frock from Le Bon Marché. I don’t know what that frock looks like, except that it would be circa 1904 and matches a coral necklace. I can’t be specific about the date of the dress.  ‘I wore that frock from the B MarcheContinue reading “That Frock from Le Bon Marché”

Apartment: 7 Rue Edmond Valentin

Before moving into the elegant apartment at 7 Rue Edmond Valentin in the 7th arrondissement, it required renovations, so James and Nora left Paris for a holiday in Belgium for six months. Back on the Left Bank, Joyce moved into the apartment on 10 February, after staying at La Résidence at 41 Avenue Pierre 1erContinue reading “Apartment: 7 Rue Edmond Valentin”

Apartment: 2 Square de Robiac

After renovations, the Joyce family moved into their new apartment at 2 Square de Robiac in the 7th arrondissement on 13 June 1925, just off the Rue de Grenelle. Renovations were ongoing and Joyce’s London sponsor Harriet Shaw Weaver, on holiday in Paris, was “shocked by the chaos.” But the apartment was spacious and inContinue reading “Apartment: 2 Square de Robiac”

Apartment: 8 Avenue Charles Floquet

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 movedContinue reading “Apartment: 8 Avenue Charles Floquet”

Apartment: 26 Avenue Charles Floquet

After staying for four months at 71 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, the Joyce family returned to the hotel at 9 Rue de l’Université for a year from 1 October 1921 to 31 October 1922. On 1 November 1922, the Joyce family moved from the hotel into an apartment at 26 Avenue Charles Floquet, close toContinue reading “Apartment: 26 Avenue Charles Floquet”

Apartment: 71 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine

After the lease at 5 Boulevard Raspail expired, French poet Valery Larbaud, who announced to France that James Joyce was a ‘genius’ of literature, offered James Joyce his apartment, rent-free, while he was on vacation. This was timely, and the Joyce family accepted the kind offer. The Joyce family moved into the quiet, comfortable, andContinue reading “Apartment: 71 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine”

Apartment: 5 Boulevard Raspail

Finally, after five months in Paris, staying in the small hotel on Rue de l’Université and in Ludmilla Bloch-Savitsky’s servants’ quarters, Joyce signed a five-month lease for an apartment at 5 Boulevard Raspail in the 7th arrondissement. The luxurious apartment was in the Montparnasse district, halfway between two gardens: the Tuileries Garden across the RiverContinue reading “Apartment: 5 Boulevard Raspail”

Hotel Bourgogne and Montana

Before James Joyce and his family could move into their new rental apartment, it needed renovations. So for a month, the Joyce family moved into a nearby hotel – the Hotel Bourgogne & Montana. Hotel Bourgogne & Montana still exists. It is located at 3 Rue de Bourgogne in the 7th arrondissement. It is locatedContinue reading “Hotel Bourgogne and Montana”

Hotel Lenox

James Joyce arrived in Paris on 8 July 1920, with Nora Barnacle and their two children Giorgio (15 years old) and Lucia (13 years old). The poet Ezra Pound arranged for the Joyce family to stay in a small hotel at 9 Rue de l’Université in the 7th arrondissement. In 1982, James Joyce biographer RichardContinue reading “Hotel Lenox”