In May 1976 European Spectroscopy News was privileged to be able to visit the home of Monsieur J. Lecomte in Paris. Harry Willis, Gunter Heyden and Rudolf Schötteldreier (Office Manager of Heyden & Son GmbH, Rheine) were made welcome by the hospitable Mon. Lecomte and his charming wife, and were able to talk to Mon. Lecomte about his long and influential spectroscopy career. He also showed us many curios collected by him in his travels and some of his vast collection of slides.