Join Patrick as he takes you to discover the REAL history of the shop ‘Shakespeare and Company’ in Paris. First opened by Sylvia Beach, this shop was a gathering place for writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Djuna Barnes, James Joyce, and Ford Madox Ford in the 1920’s. Then we will travel to the 50’s to discover the next generation in the new shop and meet the writers who were called the ‘tumbleweeds’. Finally we’ll travel to Kerouac’s Paris home to finish the tour.
Patrick isn't one to shy away from travel and adventure. "I was lucky enough to travel the world with my job, discover different cultures, and meet incredible people!" he says, after having explored multiple cities across Europe and Asia. On his tours, you may catch more than a surprise or two about Paris. "In fact, it is an everyday experience. I'm a native Parisian, but every day, I continue to discover new things, new secrets about Paris. It's a never-ending story," he laughs. It was his love for Paris that led him to become a guide. "I'm a father and a teacher, and I realized that my passion was to share my knowledge, so I decided to be a guide about one of my passion: Paris!" Patrick chips in. "I enjoy sharing the love and passion I have for my own city, Paris. Its monuments, its history, its gastronomy, its culture, and all of its little secrets. I can't wait to share all of these with you!" "At the end of my tour I always give a virtual bise - two in fact being a good Parisian!" he laughs.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Paris with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Paris. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
07 June 2021
So interesting as usual Thank you
Claire (Heygo Nairobi guide) B.
07 June 2021
What a beauty! So well researched and informative, and such a well-paced tour, climaxing at the inspiring Shakespeare and Company. Merci beaucoup Patrick, see you on another tour soon!
07 June 2021
Part II of this tour was very enjoyable too, great discoveries and fully recommended.
28 April 2021
One of our favourite guides! Love Patrick's knowledge of Paris and his amazing personality.
27 April 2021
Patrick's Literary tour of Paris was informative and well research. I especially enjoyed the soft light of a spring late afternoon for the snap shots. Patrick was friendly and interactive and I'm most certainly going to participate in more of his Paris tours. Thank you Patrick.