Rue de Seine

Arrondissement 6

Numbers: 16, 31, 60

The road was initially built on part of the moat around the city of Paris walls leading up to the River Seine, and briefly called the Rue du Sénat from 1867 until the fall of Napoleon III.

It’s well known partly because of the Jacques Prévert poem of the same name.

Maximillien Luce, the anarchist sympathiser and friend of Félix Fénéon, had a flat at No. 16 that he lived in when in Paris.

George Sand lived at No 31 in 1831, soon after she embraced republicanism

1830 was a life-changing time for many. George Sand lived at No. 31 in 1831.

De Beauvoir stayed until 1948 in the Lousiane, that became known in the 1950s and 1960s as a very cheap place to stay for American jazz musicians like  Oscar PetersonMiles DavisBud PowellMax RoachDizzy GillespieArt BlakeyBillie HolidayLester Young and Charlie Parker.

After she was excluded from earning a living by teaching in June 1943, Simone de Beauvoir moved with Sartre to live at the Hotel La Louisiane at no. 60. She lived in room 58, Sartre in room 10. They spent their days (when Sartre wasn’t teaching) at the Cafe de Flore.

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