Quai d’Orléans

Arrondissement 4

Number 6

The Polish Library at No 6 Quai d’Orleans was used by Rosa Luxemburg.

This is the Polish Library on the Île  du Cité where between 1893 and 1897 Rosa Luxemburg spent time researching her doctoral thesis on the ‘Industrial Development of Poland’. 

Visiting it in 2018 I couldn’t find any references to Luxemburg’s presence, and none to the relevance of Poland and international solidarity for France in 1848. It has a small Chopin exhibition includes some images of his French lover, George Sand. It also contains an historical exhibition with an account of key 19th century Polish nationalist figures.