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Paris Private 2-Hour Walking Tour of Latin District
"Once you meet your guide at the designated meeting point you will head off to the famous Shakespeare & Company bookshop frequented in the past by great writers like Hemingway Fitzgerald Millen and Joyce. Later trampling on the soil of an ancient Merovingian cemetery you will discover the legend of St. Julian the Poor and the origins of the university in France. Passing by Cluny Museum
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Paris Latin Quarter and Notre-Dame Cathedral Private Walking Tour
"Explore the Latin Quarter the most popular part of Paris' Left Bank. A 2hr private tour of the Latin Quarter an area that has inspired countless artistic genius' Hemingway Woody Allen Salvador Dali to name just a few. Home to the Sorbonne University Pantheon the world-famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore and the breathtaking Luxembourg Gardens. This Private Tour will take you to the core of Paris' history from the Medieval times to its present day bohemian culture preserved in this charming student's village."
From EUR105.00
Small-Group Tour: Paris Latin Quarter and Notre-Dame Cathedral
"This Small Group Tour (10 guest Maximum group size) will takes you to the core of Paris' history from the Medieval times to its present day bohemian culture preserved in this charming student's village.Explore the Paris' most famous and icon ""the Notre-Dame de Paris"" before your guide then leads you through the most popular part of Paris' Left Bank ""the Latin Quarter."" This corner of Paris has inspired countless artistic genius' Woody Allen Salvador Dali Hemingway to name just a few. Home to the Sorbonne University Pantheon the world-famous Shakespeare and co. bookstore
From EUR45.00

Shakespeare and Company Tips (12)

Famous English Language Book Store

just across the Petit Pont Bridge connecting Notre Dame to the Latin Quarter, Sits a famous English Language Book Company, lying along rue de la Bûcherie . The bookstore is Shakespeare and Company,...
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Nov 15, 2016

Shakespeare and Company

This is the ultimate booklover's paradise and an historic and probably even iconic Paris establishment. It is famous for its huge stock of really old books and I would hazard a guess and say that...
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Aug 06, 2014

A good read at a Parisien Institutiuon.

The original Shakespere and company was an English language bookshop that operated between the two world wars. It was frequented by many a famous author, including the bearded one himself, Hemmingway....
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May 16, 2013

A Wealth of books and history

One of the things on my list of places to visit while in Paris was the Shakespeare and Company bookstore. We found it easily-- located on the left bank at 37 Rue de la Bucherie opposite Notre Dame....
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Apr 04, 2011

Smells like old books. Mmmmmm Boooks!

Even if you don't like books, or haven't seen the movie “Before Sunset" this famous bookstore is a fun place to stop in. Make sure you head over from Notre Dame. I tried to find it from the south side...
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Apr 04, 2011

Find "Why?" (my book) in the Library

I donated a copy of my book 'Why?" to Shakespeare & Company, a great little English-language bookstore. Hemingway wrote of this store and its owner quite a bit. This isn't the original store, but...
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Apr 04, 2011

Total Must-See to Believe

I've been to Paris five times prior and have walked past Shakespeare & Company, never bothering to visit. After reading about it since then I made sure not to miss it on my sixth and latest visit...
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Apr 04, 2011

Shakespeare & Company

We happened upon this little bookstore... :) What a find.Writers and poets were offered a room for the night if they didnt have enough money for a hotel. Customers were invited for Afternoon Tea, if...
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Apr 04, 2011

The real thing!

George Whitman's bookshop on the quay opposite Notre Dame is a noble enterprise that is worthy of everyone's support. I owe George a big thankyou for putting a roof over my head after I experienced...
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Apr 04, 2011

an institution

Like it says on their website,, Shakespeare and Company has grown from a bookstore into an institution. It's a landmark for tourists, but is also a great bookstore....
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Feb 14, 2007

Literary Connections across from Notre Dame

This is the current incarnation of a bookstore run by Sylvia Beach in the '20s 1st at 12 rue Dupuytren and then at 12 rue de l'Odeon. Galignani* which sits next door to Angelina's is considered to be...
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Apr 22, 2006

the well-known bookstore

This is a well-known bookstore, selling both used and new books (I believe). In the photo, I'm clutching the D&K guidebook that had brought us through the neighbourhood to the site.
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Apr 04, 2011
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Things to Do Near Shakespeare and Company

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Pont Au Double

the Pont Au Double is one of the three bridges along the Seine that lies closest to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral of which it leads directly to the front area of the Cathedral. The Petit Pont and...
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Went to information desk at front of church asking direction to toilette. The Madame gave bogus (intentionally wrong?) direction. No wonder why they haven't won any wars since the 18th C - travel...
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Theatre de la Huchette

On a rainy Friday evening in November 1966 -- it was November 28, to be exact, and the Métro was on strike -- I went to a small theater in the Latin Quarter and saw two absurdist plays by Eugene...
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Île de la Cité

Did you know, the Ile de la Cite is known as the centre of Paris, and is one of two natural islands that sits in the middle of the Seine. All distances in Paris are measured from the center of the...
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The Sainte-Chapelle is a royal medieval Gothic chapel, located near the Palais de la Cité, on the Île de la Cité in the heart of Paris, France. Begun some time after 1239 and consecrated on 26 April...
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La Sorbonne

This is a small suare you find on Boulevard Saint Michel. I found it special because every time I was walking near it something nice was happening: a very good jazz musicians playing some great music,...
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Getting to Shakespeare and Company


37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris


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