Rue de l'Odéon

The rue de l'Odéon is a street in the Odéon quarter of the 6th arrondissement of Paris on the Left Bank. Because of the presence of two bohemian bookstores, run respectively by Adrienne Monnier and Sylvia Beach, and the coterie of emergent Anglophone writers surrounding them, James Joyce nicknamed it "Stratford-on-Odéon".[1] Monnier and Beach thought of it as Odéonia.[2]

Rue de l'Odéon
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Rue de l'Odéon, looking towards the Place de l'Odéon
Rue de l'Odéon is located in Paris
Rue de l'Odéon
Shown within Paris
Length176 m (577 ft)
Width13 m (43 ft)
Coordinates48°51′3.1″N 2°20′19.3″E / 48.850861°N 2.338694°E / 48.850861; 2.338694Coordinates: 48°51′3.1″N 2°20′19.3″E / 48.850861°N 2.338694°E / 48.850861; 2.338694
From16, carrefour de l'Odéon
To12, place de l'Odéon
DenominationRue du Théâtre-Français


This street was constructed from 1780 onwards following letters patent of 10 August 1779 to establish the Théâtre-Français du faubourg Saint-Germain (now the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe).

Notable residentsEdit


The nearest metro station is Odéon on Lines 4 and 10. It is served by RATP buses, numbers 84, 87 and 89.

Notes and sourcesEdit


  1. ^ Glass (2009), p. 24.
  2. ^ Monnier & McDougall (1996), pp. xiv, 3-5, 36-37.
  3. ^ a b Glass (2009), pp. 24–27.
  4. ^ Garner (2010).
  5. ^ Watson (2011).


  • This article began as a translation of its French equivalent.
  • Garner, Dwight (18 April 2010). "Ex-Pat Paris as It Sizzled for One Literary Lioness". The New York Times. New York. Retrieved 16 September 2011.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Glass, Charles (2009). Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation. London: Harper Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-722853-9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Monnier, Adrienne; McDougall, Richard (1996) [1976]. The Very Rich Hours of Adrienne Monnier. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-8227-8.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Watson, Bronwyn (8 October 2011). "Public Works: Agnes Goodsir". The Australian. Surry Hills, New South Wales. Retrieved 18 September 2012.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)