On Rue Vaugirard in the 6th arrondissement
sits the Hotel Luxembourg Parc,
(just across from the Luxembourg gardens)
a 4-star hotel
which was once
Le Grand Hotel des Principautes.
as Le Grand Hotel des Principautes,
it was the home of William Faulkner
for four months.
According to one French blog,
he didn't mix much with The Lost Generation,
preferring instead the company of the park's
children and workers.
And though the hotel has been renovated,
the entrance moved from rue Servandoni to Vaugirard,
and the name changed,
it still holds a plaque
'Faulkner was here'
in autumn of 1925.
Oh to have seen these streets in
the fall of '25.
(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)