I take individuals and small groups on literary walks around St. Germain and Montparnasse. Each lasts about 2 1/2 hours, and concludes with a light lunch in our apartment, in the building formerly the home of Sylvia Beach, proprietor of the original Shakespeare and Company bookshop.
The cost for walks is €150 for individuals, €100 per person for groups up to ten persons, then by arrangement thereafter. All prices include lunch.
Rue de Vaugirard
Home of Ernest Hemingway and second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer. Musée Luxembourg, which Hemingway visited to view Cezanne paintings. Hotel where William Faulkner wrote part of SANCTUARY. Home of surrealist Man Ray.
Place St Sulpice Café de la Marie
Djuna Barnes wrote NIGHTWOOD here. Hung out with Henry Miller. Rimbaud recited LE BATEAU IVRE (The Drunken Boat) for the first time here in 1871.
Rue de l’Odéon
Site of original Shakespeare & Co. bookshop. House where Thomas Paine wrote THE RIGHTS OF MAN. Home of Shakespeare & Co. proprietor Sylvia Beach.
Ancient back street, unchanged since 1774. Guillotine invented here. Printery of Marat (murdered in his bath). Paris’s oldest café, the Procope (Benjamin Franklin ate here.)
- Rue de Seine. Café Tournon
Meeting place of 1950’s African-American writers Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Chester Himes.