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5 books in Paris you must read

books parisLiterature is the best way to transport us to our favorite places! That is why I like to suggest must-read books set in Paris or about Paris.

If you find yourself daydreaming about Paris, here are some books that can help you dream even better!

5 must-read books set in Paris

  • A Movable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
    This book is a must-read for those who love Paris! In this novel, Hemingway narrates his time in Paris when he was a struggling writer in the 1920s. He recalls his trials while he lives side by side with his contemporary literary friends, such as James Joyce and the Fitzgeralds.


  • The new Paris, Lindsey Tramuta
    This is a book for Parisian lifestyle lovers. It tells of the creatives Parisians who have left their mark on the city and helped define the Paris of today. The book provides an idea of Parisian everyday life and it also is a perfect guide for food lovers!


  • Notre Dame de Paris, Victor Hugo
    This great classic owes its name to one of the most loved places in Paris: the Notre-Dame Cathedral. The novel is about Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer, and his unrequited love for Esmeralda.


  • ¬†She and He, Marc Levy
    According to many, Marc Levy is the most read contemporary French author! If you want to read something by him too, I suggest “She and He”. The plot is about the love story between Mia, a famous London actress, and Paul, a bestselling American author. Obviously, it is set in Paris!


  • Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik
    In 1995, the American journalist Adam Gopnik moved with his wife and his son to Paris, continuing working for the New Yorker. Paris to the Moon is a collection of essays on his time in the city and on what prompted him to live in Paris.