The Pavillon Faubourg Saint-Germain was completely renovated in 2021, adding a new chapter to its long history dating back to 1642. Much later, in the 20th century, it became a favourite place for artists. James Joyce, Léo Ferré and T.S. Eliot have all left their mark on this magical place.  

Pavillon saint-Germain-Des-Prés monogram

In 1642, Louis XIII authorised Sieur Jean Tambonneau, President of the Chambre des Comptes, to build himself a noble house on the Pré-aux-Clercs.

1, rue du Pré-aux-Clercs

"These few lines to say that I have just finished the episode on Ithaca and, therefore, I have finally finished writingUlysses." James Joyce, 29 October 1921.

3, rue du Pré-aux-Clercs

Before he became one of the leading lights of French song, the young Léo Ferré, behind his piano, with his big shoes, his everyday tie, his long hair and his sickly shyness, began his career here.

5, rue du Pré-aux-Clercs

Founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Frédéric Ozanam frequented both the underworld and the literary salon of Madame Récamier. 

PAVILLON Faubourg Saint-Germain

Our story is your story, and it will always be so: today, tomorrow, one day or another, new pages will be written with our visitors. Welcome to them. Welcome to you.

photos - 1 : Réunion des Musées Nationaux - 2 : Getty Image - 3 : Gallica - 4 : Roger Viollet - 5 - Roger Viollet
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