Here are a selection of important and interesting French institutions and cultural landmarks that figure prominently in the books The Streets of Paris and Hidden Gardens of Paris.
The Musée Curie is a historical museum focusing on radiological research. It is located in the 5th arrondissement at 1, rue Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, and open Wednesday to Saturday, from 1pm to 5pm; admission is free
The Pantheon of Paris, modelled on the Pantheon of Rome, contains the remains of such distinguished French citizens as Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Émile Zola, Jean Jaures, Jean Moulin and Marie Curie.
Heloise & Abelard: Musee National du Moyen Age: the Baths & Hotel de Cluny
Here are a collection of Parisian gardens and green spaces, enchanted areas of relaxation and contemplation that can be found in Hidden Gardens of Paris.
Le Jardin des Plantes
The Jardin des Plantes is the main botanical garden in France. It is one of seven departments of the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle. It is situated in the 5ème arrondissement, Paris, on the left bank of the river Seine and covers 28 hectares.
Camus, Simone Weil, Poulenc: Luxembourg Gardens
The cinemas of Paris represent a network of sacred temples of what the French commonly refer to as “the 7th art”. These hallowed halls of film-making and film-watching stand as testaments to cinematic history in the country that created the motion-picture process and then developed it into a language of expression of previously unknown artistic depth and power.
Le Champo, in full Le Champo – Espace Jacques-Tati, is an arthouse cinema in the Latin Quarter of Paris. It is notable for being a favorite haunt of important figures in French cinema history.
François Truffaut: The 400 blows walking tour
Restaurants, Cafes, Bistrots
It’s Paris. You gotta eat.
Voltaire: Le Procope
The Café Procope, in rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 6th arrondissement, is called the oldest restaurant of Paris in continuous operation.
Parisian bookstores are like doorways to other worlds. Here are some of our favorites.
Shakespeare & Co.
Shakespeare & Co. is the best English-language bookstore in Paris and one of the most original and intimate literary interiors in the world. Founded in 1951 by George Whitman in honour of famed bookseller and publisher Sylvia Beach (who’d opened the original Shakespeare & Co. in 1919), this store lies at the heart of the romance between Paris and anglophone book-lovers everywhere.
The bookshop of the National Office of National Monuments in the Hotel de Sully