Irish literary giant, James Joyce, is remembered for his sojourn in Nice whilst writing the classic ‘Finnegans Wake’ nearly a century ago.

The French Riviera is well known for its appeal to artists of all kinds, and this was further reiterated with the recent unveiling of a plaque at the Hôtel Suisse on Nice’s Quai Rabau Capeu to James Joyce, one of Ireland’s greatest writers.

Joyce had stayed at the hotel in October 1922, where he started working on the novel that was to become ‘Finnegans Wake‘, a work that was to take up 17 years of his life.

Plaque commemorating James Joyce's stay in Nice
The unveiling was attended by the Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, the Irish Ambassador to France, Paul Kavanagh, Bono, Pierre Joannon, the Irish Consul General on the Côte d’Azur, and other dignatories and guests.

Messrs. Estrosi and Kavanagh officially unveiled the plaque. This has also been a busy couple of days in France for Bono, as he headed to Paris yesterday to be made commandeur de l’ordre des arts et des lettres in Paris, receiving the medal from the French culture minister, Aurélie Filipetti.

 

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Lead image via Wikipedia ; photo of plaque © RIVIERA BUZZ

 

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