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”

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”

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”