Places where Ravel lived and worked

Ravel lived at many addresses, especially as a young man. Until he was 41, he stayed with his family, who made frequent moves within Paris, or else stayed with friends for short periods. It was not until 1921 that he established his own home.

1875 12 rue du Quai

Ravel was born in the far south-west of France in Ciboure near Saint-Jean-de-Luz. The address is now renamed and renumbered 27 quai Maurice Ravel.

Three months later the family moved to Paris, where for the next thirty years they occupied a series of apartments, mostly situated in neighbouring streets in Montmartre.

1875 - 1880 40 rue des Martyrs
Paris, 9e.
1880 - 1886 29 rue de Laval
Paris, 9e.

Rue de Laval is now renamed rue Victor Massé.

1886 - 1896 73 rue Pigalle
Paris, 9e.
1896 - 1899 15 rue Lagrange
Paris, 5e.

In 1896 the Ravel family made a departure for the Left Bank, before returning to Montmartre.

1899 - 1900 7 rue Fromentin
Paris, 9e.
1900 - 1901 40 bis, rue de Douai
Paris, 9e.
1901 - 1904 19 boulevard Péreire
Paris, 17e.
1904 - 1908 11 rue Chevallier
Paris, Levallois-Perret

The automobile factory at which Ravel's father and brother worked was situated in the suburb of Levallois-Perret in the north-west of Paris. Rue Chevallier is now renamed rue Louis Rouquier.

1908 - 1917 4 avenue Carnot
Paris, 17e.

Following the death of his father, Ravel moved with his mother and brother to an address near the Arc de Triomphe.

After the death of his mother in 1917, Ravel stayed at a number of addresses, in and out of Paris, sometimes with friends and sometimes in hotels.

1917 - 1920 Lyons-la-Forêt
St. Cloud, Paris
Occasionally rue d'Athènes, Paris 9e.

Finally in 1921, he bought a house of his own in a small town to the south-west of Paris.

1921 - 1937 Le Belvédère
Montfort l'Amaury

Ravel's delightful and unusual house has now become the Musée Ravel.


Ravel died in Paris, and was buried in the cemetery at Levallois-Perret.

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Ravel also made an increasing number of trips abroad as his reputation grew. For details, see: Travels