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October 20, 2009



While visiting rue d'Anjou, one might also be interested in paying attention to 10 and 8, rue d'Anjou, at the street's southern end (next to rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré), which have quite a few historic, literary and art connections. Jean Cocteau in his Souvenir Portraits (Paragon, New York 1990, p. 159-160) writes, “Have I told you about nos. 8 and 10, Rue d'Anjou? About no. 8 where La Fayette died and where Edmond Sée is living in Sacha Guitry’s apartment?” The building features Marquis de Lafayette’s memorial plaque. It also has a Proustian connection, both real and literary. Cocteau, who lived at 10, rue d'Anjou, continues, “Sacha was our immediate neighbor. I took the stairs four at a time. I blazed past the door on the second floor - the door of Madame de Guermantes, where I will soon show you Proust standing guard - I went from one archway to another and climbed Sacha‘s spiral staircase”. The real Madame de Guermantes - better recognizable to the readers of In Search of Lost Time as Duchesse de Guermantes - was the countess Adhéaume de Chevigné, née Laure de Sade, Cocteau’s second floor neighbor.

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