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.
Boulevard de Montparnasse
Classic avenue, rebuilt by Baron Haussmann in mid-19th century. Site of art schools, literary cafés, dance halls, cabarets where Man Ray, Tristan Tzara and Surrealists met.
Statue of Honoré de Balzac by Auguste Rodin
Walks commence at this statue of the noted novelist, a milestone in modern sculpture.
Famous Literary Cafés
The Rotonde, Dôme, Select and Coupole, patronised by Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and numerous others. Rue Delambre, former home of artists Modigliani, Foujita, Gauguin, dancer Isadora Duncan.
Gardens of Maria de Medicis’ former palace. Today the Senate. Associations with Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, William Faulkner etc.
Place de l'Odéon
Odéon Theatre, dating from time of Marie Antoinette. Site of tempestuous meetings during 1968 student revolution.