Rue de la Pompe

The Rue de la Pompe is a street in Paris, France. According to an old map of the cartographer Roussel ( plan de Roussel ) existed already in 1730 as a way. Its name from the street through the pump, which supplied the castle of La Muette with water. For a long time formed the Rue de la Pompe, which runs from south to north, along with the running in the east-west direction Rue de Longchamp ( about to get from Paris to the Bois de Boulogne ), the major axis of Passy. Its area was mainly agricultural use prior to the incorporation at Paris on January 1, 1860 and was a long time in addition to some meadows and small patches of forest from a variety of gardens, where mainly vegetables and wine was grown.

With a length of 1,690 meters (the width is 15 meters ) is the Rue de la Pompe now one of the longest streets in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It ranges from the Avenue Paul Doumer in the south to Avenue Foch in the north and passes through two quarters; its southern part lies in Muette, its northern part, at Porte Dauphine. The boundary line between the two districts is along the Avenues Henri- Martin and Georges- Mandel.

Residence of famous personalities

The house with the number 1 is in the South and (viewed from there ) on the left side. Here Brigitte Bardot spent part of her childhood.

Just a few steps lived on the same side of the road and died in the house No. 9 of the French dramatist François Ponsard ( 1814-1867 ), after the little Rue François Ponsard is named, the west of the Rue de la Pompe on the back of the numbers 1 -11 runs. Next door lived at No. 11 from 1856 until his death, the writer and critic Jules Janin ( 1804-1874 ) in a rustic country house: " It certainly takes a lot of courage to settle in this wilderness, to a barely discernible path. The first three winter we spent here alone, surrounded by this fearsome solitude and absolute silence. " According to him, the street is named, between the numbers 12 and 32 runs to the east of the Rue de la Pompe.

In the immediate neighborhood grew almost at the same time in a corner house with entrance in the Rue de Passy, who was born in Paris on March 6, 1834 writer and cartoonist George du Maurier on. In his 1891 published and sometimes autobiographical novel Peter Ibbetson, the author tells of happy childhood days in the Rue de la Pompe: " The house, an old yellow house with green shutters and slate roofs, stood between the garden and street; a long and curved road. ... ( Which was called "Pump Street " ) on both sides of the street, houses were like the Ibbetsons, as far as the eye could see. They differed only by certain little things from each other; the fences were overgrown by the leaves of the trees. "

Not only his granddaughter, the writer Daphne du Maurier, was of the opinion that his descriptions make the former Passy around Rue de la Pompe alive again: " George du Maurier, " Kicky " for his family and friends, ... was a happy little boy - at least he thought so when he wrote fifty years later in Peter Ibbetson about his childhood - and the smells and sounds of the then Paris, the rattling of the wheels on the cobblestones, the crack of a whip, the white dust on the corner of Rue de la Pompe, the flowering chestnut trees - even the smell of burnt bread, black coffee and tobacco in the warm spring air - rise up from the pages of his novel ... "

Wistful deal George du Maurier also with the rapid change that through the incorporation of Passy below that of Napoleon III. Prefect of Paris appointed Georges- Eugène Haussmann was. 12 years after he was taken as a child by his uncle in London, returns for his adventure novel Peter Ibbetson at the place of their childhood: the old house in the Rue de la Pompe had disappeared and been replaced by a larger building. Also, from the familiar apple tree, only the stump remained. But the old gate and part of the old garden were still unchanged. The old hedge, through which hole he formerly got in the park behind to move faster to Bois de Boulogne, was also gone and the park area divided into small plots, in which mutually delimited gardens were now stately white villas. The familiar surroundings had changed to his chagrin.

Some decades later, grew up in the same street another writer, whose childhood memories similar melancholic tune like the stories you Maurier: "If I walk in Passy, it seems to me as I wandered into my innermost, and again I come across my childhood. "

With the same sadness that you almost feel Maurier a century before him, even Julien Green reports on the many changes that learned his home in the course of time: "It's amazing how a quarter century could deprive this part of town so completely of its charm. I know that it is useless and ridiculous to lament missing stones, but my view is without indulgence if I turn to as a fortress outlined tenements, now occupy those heights on which I remember rows of old fashioned elegant villas to have seen, and gardens, keeping watch over their silence and singing their birds such treasures. " " And if I go down from the heights of Passy to the bank of the Seine, I sometimes wonder where I am, and if I was not dreaming. "

Julien Green lived on the left side of the Rue de la Pompe (those with odd numbers) and went to the opposite school with the house number 106 Weil was spoken only English in the home of the Paris-born son of American immigrants and in school only french, Green described the lying between home and school, Rue de la Pompe as "my Atlantic Ocean ".

Also opposite the school lived in house No. 115 for ten years, the French General Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre ( 1852-1931 ). A little further south lived in the immediate vicinity of the Lycée Janson de Sailly, the actress Caroline Segond -Weber (1867-1945) from 1924 until her death under the number 83, and the writer François Mauriac ( 1885-1970 ) 1913-1930 in the house number 89 on the ground floor of the same building of the politician and journalist Pierre Brossolette ( 1903-1944 ) from October 1940 to June 1942 maintained a bookstore that served as a focal point and mailbox for Resistance members after the militant socialist from the Vichy regime had been occupied by a ban on teaching. Furthermore, lived 1910-1924, the composer Alfred Bruneau ( 1857-1934 ) in the number 10, which is adjacent to the Rue Faustin Hélie.

Special buildings

Under number 25 is the only monument of culture of the street. The building was built in 1910 by architect Lecourtois on behalf of florists Charles Orève and impresses with its ceramic on the front of the house. Formerly a florist was housed on the ground floor, it now houses a restaurant.

Among the points 29 and 31 (official receipt ) is the Catholic private school Gerson, which acts as École, Collège Lycée and.

Paragraph 51 is located to the Spanish Church built in 1898 and the Spanish mission of the church Notre Dame de la Grâce de Passy. At this includes under number 53 at the bilingual school of the Collège Frederico Garcia Lorca, who teaches French and Spanish.

Diagonally opposite the church is located at number 52, the Catholic school École La Providence Passy, which was originally built in 1895-1897 as a church boarding school, which was disbanded in 1955. The school is under the trusteeship of the Sisters who live in an adjacent building on the same property, but is managed by a state-appointed director.

House number 123 is home to the international private school Ecole Active Bilingue Section Lamartine ( EaB Lamartine ), which taught in French and English and beyond in the later classes also offers Spanish. The educational institution was founded in 1954 is expected in early April 2013 École Bilingue International (EIB ) renamed.

Lycée Janson de Sailly

The Grammar School, Julien Green visited, is named after its founder, the wealthy Parisian lawyer Janson de Sailly. He had in 1880 a 3.5 hectares of land in the northern part of the Rue de la Pompe acquired to build at this point ( the present-day number 106) to school. At the opening ceremony in 1884, who at that time just a few meters from the Rue de la Pompe away living Victor Hugo was present. With more than 3,000 students and about 350 teachers is the Lycée Janson de Sailly not only the largest high school in Paris, but it also has the best reputation. The names of his former students range from the actor Jean Gabin to the former French President Valéry Giscard d' Estaing and the former French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin.

Next to the school is the metro station Rue de la Pompe, which opened on November 8, 1922 and is on the route of line 9. Your input is on the Avenue Georges- Mandel, a few meters away from the former home of Maria Callas.