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”