What you'll do
We'll discover the bohemian Left Bank neighbourhoods of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter through stories of the most provocative philosophers, rebels, poets and radicals who lived (and got trashed) here! We'll take a 3 hour stroll through the cobbled streets of Paris' non-conformist, literary and student districts before stopping for a drink at the end. We'll see: Saint-Germain-des-prés (the neighbourhood of Oscar Wilde, Juliette Greco, James Baldwin, Camus, Sartre and De Beauvoir); the Church of Saint Sulpice; the Luxembourg Gardens; the streets of the Latin Quarter; the Sorbonne; the Pantheon; the steps from Midnight in Paris; the apartments of James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway; and the present day University neighbourhood.
James & Amarens
***This experience is a 3-hour walk with stories about the Left Bank's biggest drinkers and thinkers*** Have a look at our new experience up in Montmartre! "The Bohemians of Paris Walk!": https://www.airbnb.fr/experiences/763204 James is a teacher at the Sorbonne in the heart of the Latin Quarter and has lived on the Left Bank of Paris since moving here to study French literature and history in 2010. Amarens is a feminist journalist, experienced guide and literature graduate who has spent many years in Paris.
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Where you'll be
We will hear about: The 'Lost Generation' of postwar writers. The violent, booze-soaked love affair between poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine. The theories of urban exploring dreamed up by the Situationist Internationale. The booze and café culture of the Existentialists.
Keep these in mind
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Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend.
The experience is a gentle stroll. 3 km (1.9 miles). Lots of people of all ages have found it easy, but it is nonetheless recommended to be well rested beforehand. We end at Place de la Contrescarpe.
Left Bank "Drinkers & Thinkers" Walk!
$60 / person
$60 / person