Paul Siraudin

Pierre-Paul-Désiré Siraudin (18 December 1812[1] – 8 September 1883) was a French playwright and librettist.

Paul Siraudin
Portrait of Paul Siraudin
published in Le Trombinoscope
by Touchatout in 1874.
Pierre-Paul-Désiré Siraudin

18 December 1812
Died8 September 1883(1883-09-08) (aged 70)
OccupationLibrettist, playwright

He also used the pen names Paul de Siraudin de Sancy, Paul Siraudin de Sancy and M. Malperché.


He wrote many plays, mainly comedies and vaudevilles written in collaboration, notably with Alfred Delacour and Lambert-Thiboust. He also authored librettos for successful operettas and opéras-comiques, including La fille de Madame Angot (1872) in collaboration with Clairville and Victor Koning with music by Charles Lecocq.

In 1860, Siraudin opened a confectionery shop — the Maison Siraudin — at the corner of the Rue de la Paix and the Place Vendôme.[2] Siraudin's sweets were "renowned all the world over";[2] for example, Siraudin's Perles des Pyrénées ("Pearls of the Pyrenees"), consisting of perfumed sugar, are mentioned in Joris-Karl Huysmans' novel À rebours (1884).



  1. État civil de Paris > Fichiers de l'état civil reconstitué (image number 15 of 51). Birth certificate of "Pierre-Paul-Desiré Sirodin" [sic].
  2. Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (1919). Paris and Her People Under the Third Republic. London: Chatto & Windus. p. 30.
  3. E. Moreau, Siraudin et Delacour (1873). E. H., comédie-vaudeville en un acte. Paris: Michel Lévy Frères.
  4. This comédie en vaudevilles in one act was translated into the Russian language in 1849 by Pavel Stepanovich Fyodorov under the title Аз и ферт (Az et Fert); the Russian version was filmed in 1946, 1981, and 2001.
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