PGH lived in Paris on and off during 1937, when both she and Stanley Bate were taking composition lessons with Nadia Boulanger at her apartment on rue Ballu. Little is known about where PGH lived, probably at rue d’Armaillé and rue de Guillaume Tell (on the right bank near the Arc de Triomphe), while Bate lived a short walk away on Boulevard Pereire. Their friends, members of Boulanger’s circle, included Doda Conrad, Hugues Cuénod, Allis and Riccardo Martin, Lennox Berkeley, David Diamond and Leonard Bernstein. In the photo below PGH is presumably visiting the 1937 Exposition, the visits noted in her diary along with others to Chartres, Versailles and Fontainebleu. She left London for Paris in November and in February 1938 embarked for Australia.
Another Australian resident in Paris in the 1930s was PGH’s benefactress, Louise Dyer, who lived in a glamorous apartment at 17 rue Franklin, near the Trocadero. Dyer’s publishing house, Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre, published several of PGH’s songs in 1938 (including Come Sleep—see below) and was instrumental in Glanville-Hicks becoming the Australian representative at the meeting of the International Society for Contemporary Music in London in 1938.