Paris is a moveable feast.
– Ernest Hemingway
I have been lucky enough to visit some pretty amazing places in my life, and I have yet to fall in love with a city the way I did with Paris.
I want to live there one day. I want to walk through the city in my ballet flats, wearing a scarf around my neck like the cool French girls do.
I want to eat macarons, drink wine, and most importantly, sit at cafes and write for hours.
Paris has inspired writers for years, and it is full of literary landmarks, whether you know they are there or not. A Literary Paris by Jamie Cox Robertson is a great way to familiarize yourself with some of those landmarks.
The book takes you through the most beautiful city in the world, pointing out places like The Grand Opera (from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens), Rue Mouffetard (from A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway), the Luxembourg Gardens (from The Ambassadors by Henry James), and Rue de Rivoli (from The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain).
It’s not really a book that you’d take with you on your trip though, which is more what I was looking for. I want more of a guidebook, with walking tours that point out famous literary spots. When I find that, it’s coming with me on my next trip to Paris.