Paris, Le Panthéon

Paris, Le Panthéon, hand-coloured tinted lithograph from the 19th c. by Charles Claude Bachelier. Collection: Muzeum Fryderyka Chopina, Warsaw [M/2882].


On arriving in Paris, Chopin moved into an apartment in a tenement house at 27 Boulevard Poissonière, at the foot of Montmartre: ‘I have a small room beautifully furnished in mahogany, with a balcony over the boulevard, from which I can see from Montmartre to the Pantheon and along the whole of the beautiful world; many envy me the view, but no one the stairs’, he wrote with pride to his friend Norbert Kumelski. Fryderyk lived in this apartment for seven months, from September 1831.