Apartment: 34 Rue des Vignes

The Joyce family moved into 34 Rue des Vignes in Passy in the 16th arrondissement on 15 April 1939, a month after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia on 15 March. It was to be Joyce’s last apartment residence in Paris. It was a small apartment, but it had far more natural light than Ludmilla’s 1920Continue reading “Apartment: 34 Rue des Vignes”

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: 42 Rue Galilée

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 theContinue reading “Apartment: 42 Rue Galilée”

Apartment: 2 Avenue Saint-Philibert

After living in the 7th arrondissement, Joyce was disappointed at having to move to Passy, near the location of Ludmilla Bloch-Savitsky’s apartment. The Irish author Mary Colum said that it was not the cheeriest home. Joyce moved into 2 Avenue Saint-Philibert in the 16th arrondissement at the end of October 1931. The apartment was tooContinue reading “Apartment: 2 Avenue Saint-Philibert”

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: 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. 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 movedContinue reading “Apartment: 5 Rue de l’Assomption”

Hotel Le Belmont

The lease on their Passy apartment expired so the Joyce family decided to holiday in England. On 17 April 1932, James Joyce, Nora, and daughter Lucia went to the railway station in Paris with their luggage, but Nora had a severe crying episode which put a stop to their plans. They took a taxi toContinue reading “Hotel Le Belmont”

Hotel La Résidence

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 JoyceContinue reading “Hotel La Résidence”