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6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
For a first-time visitor to Notre Dame, investing in the audio guide is essential to immerse in and understand this overwhelmingly significant Paris icon. There's a lot to see and absorb—history, architecture, artifacts,...
Quai de Montebello, 75005 Paris, France
When you've finished drinking in the wonders of Notre-Dame, cross the Seine via the Pont au Double and wander west along the quai de Montebello. This is where you'll find the bouquinistes, or booksellers, whose wares run the gamut from priceless...
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
Located at 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, a stone’s throw from the Seine and draped in the shadow of Notre Dame, is what should be proclaimed one of France’s national treasures: the Shakespeare and Company bookstore. This is...
75006 Paris, France
On sunny days, Parisians head for the Luxembourg Garden, built by Marie de' Medici in 1611 and modeled after the Boboli Gardens in her native Florence. In addition to the magnificent Medici Fountain, there are more than 100 statues arranged around...
27 Rue de Fleurus, 75006 Paris, France
After leaving the Luxembourg Gardens, walk along the rue de Fleurus to number 27, the former home of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, and the location for their famed weekly salon from 1903 to 1938. Today it's a private building, but if you’re...
47 Rue de l'Abbé Grégoire, 75006 Paris, France
if you’re feeling in need of refreshment, one of the nicest pâtisseries in Paris is just around the corner: walk west, crossing over the boulevard Raspail, to rue Notre Dame des Champs, then turn right and walk north to where the street turns west...
105 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris, France
To continue, retrace your steps to the boulevard Raspail, then turn right (south) until the rue du Montparnasse; veer right and continue walking south (number 25 is the fictional location of the Académie Czerny), then turn left onto the boulevard...