In 1956, Marcel Pagnol and his family settled on Avenue Foch square. The place is quiet and miraculously protected from Paris hubbubs.
For many years, during summer months, a neighbor and old friend of Marcel filled the writer with delight when practicing piano with his window open. Thus could the whole square neighborhood enjoy Arthur Rubinstein's exceptional talent.
This is where Marcel wrote most of "SOUVENIRS D'ENFANCE" ("MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD"), and "LE MASQUE DE FER" ("THE IRON MASK").
There did he pass away on April 18th, 1974.