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Hemingway and Writers in Paris Tour

Paris Walking Tour
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Explore the artsy Left Bank with a Local Guide

  • 100% Private tourYou and your party only
  • Friendly local guide100% fluent in English !
  • Flexible cancellationNo hassle and bustle
  • 2.5-hour Private tourChoose your starting time
  • Easy-to-find meeting pointSent to you via email
  • Wheelchair accessibleOpen to everyone

Our Literary Private Tour takes you back in time, and follows the path of the most famous artists of the 20th Century: Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Fitzerald, Picasso, Sartre to name a few. You will explore they favorite cafés and feel their presence all along the tour. Saint Germain is quite a fantastic neighborhood, perfect balance of chic designers stores and charming book shops. You’ll stop at Shakespeare and Company bookstore, our favorite of all ! 

Highlights

  • Explore the charming cobbled-stone streets in the Left Bank
  • Visit the Literary Cafés where Hemingway, Sartre, Camus used to go
  • Approach the famous grave of Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Dumas
  • Stand in front of Hemingway's house
  • Appreciate the Shakespeare and Company bookstore
  • Enjoy & feel free to ask all questions to your private local guide.

What's Included

  • English-speaking licensed guide, dedicated to you and your party only!
  • 2.5-hour private tour dedicated to the neighborhoods of Latin Quarter & Saint Germain.

Why You'll Love It

Some 2,000 years ago, Paris was founded on the banks of the river Seine and became the center of the Western world for centuries. A visit to Paris without exploring its Legendary Left Bank is simply inconceivable. Here is the list of all good reasons to come : 

You enjoy literature 

Meet your professional tour guide in the heart of the Latin Quarter, a few steps away from the iconic café and bookstore Shakespeare and Company. This is where the American writers of all ages met while enjoying the Moveable Feast that Paris was. Follow the steps of Hemingway, Joyce, Fitzgerald or Kerouac on their becoming world famous writers. They followed great philosophers such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir

You will appreciate this walking tour to learn everything about their lives and habits ! From  Saint-Exupéry drawing the Little Prince at Brasserie Lipp, Sartre teaching in Café de Flore to Oscar Wilde in his last room at Hotel d’Alsace…

You love all kind of art, from painting to movies 

If you prefer other artists painters or sculptors you will love it also : Picasso used to live there, and made a satue inspired by Dora Maar for his friend Guillaume Appolinaire. The painting studio of Eugène Delacroix takes place in the same area. 
If you prefer movies, most of Parisian stories starts in the left bank: Midnight in Paris, Harry Potter and Emily in Paris for example !

You love Music

In the Roaring Twenties and after WWII, jazzmen and singers populated this area and haunted the famous Caves de Saint-Germain-des-Prés. “Caves” is French for basement and it is in these vaulted basements that jazz clubs were createdArmstrong, Davies, Simone and many other have made the Parisian nights so unforgettable!

You like beautiful Architecture from Roman times, Middle Ages …

Walk along the Roman path of the city of Lutecia and discover the rich history of Paris in the Ancient Times. From Medieval Churches to rich colleges and abbeys, the Latin Quarter has preserved its unique student atmosphere that you will enjoy on this private walking tour. La Sorbonne of course is among them, but also College de France or the lesser known Cluny Museum will enchant your taste for history.

On this Unique Private Tour of the Latin Quarter and Saint Germain, not only will you enjoy the rich History of Paris, but also the great company of a local and all the recommendations you need to enhance your stay in Paris!

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