Oscar Wilde's home is on Rue des Beaux-Arts in Paris. It was here the exiled writer died in 1900. Sentenced on sodomy charges in England, Wilde served two years, from 1895 to 1897, at Reading Gaol. He was a broken man on his release. His once fluorishing caree was at an end, his wife refused to allow him to see their children, he no income, and he was forced to flee the country. Two years later saw him here, at the Hôtel d'Alsace, where he took up a room in August 1899. He refused to write, saw little of friends, took to drinking heavily, and began an immediate decline. The bedridden author died here of meningitis in room 16 on November 30, 1900. In later years the hotel changed it's name to l'Hotel and was visited by many famous people, including Jim Morrison, Salvador Dali, Frank Sinatra, and Princess Grace. There is a plaque honoring Wilde at the entrance of the hotel.