Fan de la littérature, so you finally decided to visit Paris after all, eh…Well as you know, Paris has been the core of Literature scene for centuries and still inspires literature aficionados across the globe. Even the likes of Fitzgerald, Miller and other prominent literary figures could not resist the awe-inspiring aura of the city; so go ahead and relive their moments or maybe create some of your own, who knows you may the next Oscar Wilde. But for that, you ought to visit the top four literary haunts on our list.
Café de Flore:
172, boulevard Saint-Germain, in the 6th Arrondissement.
Step into Café de Flore and you will feel the presence of Flora, Goddess of flowers. Belonging to a magnificent era, this coffee house has had an enchanting history and boasts of being the oldest coffeehouse in Paris. Pablo Picasso, Sarte and Camus took great pleasure in paying regular visits and we’re sure enveloping the classy art décor won’t be a much of a problem.
Shakespeare and Company Bookshop:
37, rue de la Bûcherie, in the 5th Arrondissement.
Beyond the shadow of a single doubt, Shakespeare and company bookshop could be the best place to nurture your ambitions of writing. A mecca for literature fans, it is a treasure chest of memories for Anglo-American writers such as Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound. The energy and the commotion leave tourists flabbergasted.
Les Deux Magots:
6, Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in the 6th Arrondissement.
Like their website says, have unforgettable carefree moments at Les Deux Magots. Take this quite literally as stopping here for coffee is a must. Soak up the Paris’s literary history and capture the magic of significant writers by gazing through the window. The charming atmosphere and the spirit of freedom will aid you to find your muse.
A major literary and philosophical hotspot, Café Procope could easily become your favourite. You are not to blame; fragments of 1830 wallpapers and extract letters by famous writers can impress anyone. If you ask someone about its importance, they would certainly narrate you the heated debate and conversation of Jacques Rousseau and American revolutionaries Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.