At the corner of the rue Bonaparte and the rue du Vieux Colombier the literary group 'Vilains bonshommes' met on the first floor of what was then the Denogeant restaurant. These were such people as Paul Verlaine, Elzear Bonnier, Léon Valade, Émile Blémont, Jean Aicard, Ernest d'Hervilly, and Camille Pelletier, and it was here that 1871 Arthur Rimbaud read 'Le Bateau ivre' for the first time, or 'launched' it is without doubt a better expression.
In June 2010 a plaque was erected here by the Association des Amis d'Arthur Rimbaud:
le BATEAU IVRE
Les ami de RIMBAUD
16 juin 2010'