Literary Paris: Private Book Lovers' Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Paris

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Enjoy a 3-hour literary tour in Paris and mingle with the ghosts of Fitzgerald, Balzac, Sartre, and many others as you unlock the stories of the legendary Parisian writing scene. Hear interesting facts and anecdotes like why Hemingway called Paris a “moveable feast” or about an eccentric poet who walked his pet lobster around on a leash. See where Oscar Wilde drew his last breath, and visit the location of the original Shakespeare and Company bookstore. 
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Latin Quarter, Paris, Ile-de-France Explore the Latin Quarter, where Lost Generation alums Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald would chat over a drink (or five)Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris, Ile-de-FranceShakespeare and Company, the small, crumbling bookshop on Paris's Left Bank, may be the most famous bookstore in the world.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, Paris, Ile-de-FranceExplore the chic and stylish Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, where among art galleries and fashionable boutiques sit two of the city’s most iconic literary cafés. These were once favorite haunts of Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Picasso.Duration: 30 minutes

What’s included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Private tour
  • A coffee break in an authentic French caf
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Small-group tour