Paris 3-Hour Literary Greats Walking Tour from 18th Century on

Paris 3-Hour Literary Greats Walking Tour from 18th Century on
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$69.41
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

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. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people, or you can upgrade to a private tour when booking.

Meet your guide at the designated start point in central Paris, and get ready for your interesting and educational tour around some of Paris' former hotbeds of intellectualism: areas and sites that once presided over and inspired a wealth of literary artistry and innovation.

Recall the time when the city’s Left Bank overflowed with creativity, and where brilliant minds toiled over manuscripts in smoke-filled cafés while echoes of jazz wafted down the Boulevard Saint-Germain. Let the romanticism of vintage Paris wash over you as your guide leads you from one poetic neighborhood to another, revealing anecdotes and little-known facts about the lives of the city’s great writers.

Explore the Latin Quarter, where ‘Lost Generation’ luminaries like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald would chat over a drink, or more likely, five. Hear intriguing tales such as why Hemingway called Paris a ‘moveable feast’ or about the eccentric poet who once walked his pet lobster around on a leash.

Then, stroll around the chic Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, where among art galleries and fashionable boutiques sit two of the city’s most iconic literary cafés, once favorite haunts of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Pablo Picasso.

Learn about the impact and cultural legacy of the late-1950s ‘Beat Generation,’ and contemplate the wit of Oscar Wilde in front of the hotel where he spent his final days.

Pause the action over a coffee break with your guide, and finally, head to the Odéon area as your guide evokes the memory of Sylvia Beach and the original Shakespeare and Company bookstore.

Even though the original store closed long ago, you can explore the modern-day shop: a great opportunity to find that perfect literary souvenir to take home (own expense).

Your 3-hour tour ends here when your guide departs.

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. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people, or you can upgrade to a private tour when booking.