Knowing Paris inside-out comes with years of exploring, but above all a passion for discovering all the magic that a city has to offer. Our city guides are selected for their insatiable love for Paris, and their desire to share it with our visitors. Leaving no stone unturned, our guides are always ready to go the extra mile to ensure that those who explore with them get to discover the Paris that truly makes them tick.
Meet outside the Café de Flore, the legendary café located in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. You’ll continue through the Rive Gauche, the intellectual nerve center of Paris and the stomping grounds of Lost Generation personalities like Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
After visiting Oscar Wilde’s place of death, you’ll enjoy the charming cobbled streets of Saint-Germain-des-Près and discover where Benjamin Franklin and Voltaire had fiery philosophical debates with their contemporaries.
Continuing on to the Odéon area you’ll see the address where Sylvia Beach founded a legendary bookstore and artistic paradise called Shakespeare and Company. This shop no longer exists, but the spirit of its regular customers like James Joyce, Paul Valéry, and André Gide still lingers in this cozy cave of literature. Passing by the world famous University of La Sorbonne where Sartre taught existentialist philosophy, you’ll discover the Latin Quarter, and the favorite places of Hemingway and Joyce that inspired the movie “Midnight in Paris”.
Your visit will end around the current Shakespeare and Company location, hailed by many visitors as their favorite bookshop in all of Europe. In this former medieval monastery, English-language books inhabit every nook and cranny. Your guide will recount the extraordinary history of this establishment. Feel free to explore upstairs to discover its charming literary atmosphere!
Agathe was absolutely delightful! Her knowledge and charming personality made her an excellent tour guide. I would highly suggest this tour!!
Jesica was a great tour guide and made the experience one of the highlights of our entire trip to Paris. It certainly met our expectations.
Marjorie was just great! I didn't really want to do the Louvre but she made the history come alive in stories and I just LOVED our experience!
Alberto was a great guide, he was very informative. The Catacombs were just awesome. Would definitely recommend this to everyone!!
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