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Paris - The Masters of Anglo-Saxon literature in Paris - Part II

The Masters of Anglo-Saxon literature in Paris - Part II

(83 reviews)
Left Bank, Paris, France
45 mins

About the tour

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.

Meet your local guide


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.

Patrick has been guiding since Sep 2020

What to expect

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 guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

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.

Reviews from travellers

Darby C.

23 March 2021

Patrick's tours shine with knowledge and fun! They're very interactive, and his enthusiasm shows he loves to share Paris with us. I always smile! Once he spent extra time at the end of a cemetery tour to find the grave of a deceased child for a Grandmother viewer. I appreciate how he was update as he slogged through rain and muddy slopes in another Cemetery tour to find Chopin. Thank you Patrick!

Ettie N.

23 March 2021

Hi Patrick! Love walking around Paris with you. Thank you! I enjoyed this literary tour.

Lisa N.

23 March 2021

This trip was beautiful and inspiring for me. As a writer/publisher, this walk in particular was a dream come true. Patrick told us so many stories I had never heard before that left me feeling empowered and excited. What an amazing gift this opportunity was!

Kitzi T.

23 March 2021

Awesome tour!!! Thanks once more, Patrick!

Paulette from Florida H.

23 March 2021

Another fascinating tour with Patrick to the Sorbonne, Shakespeare &Company, buildings old and new, 10th century vs 16th, bistros, beer on tap, wine cavas, and every thing in between.

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