Shakespeare & Co., and more

This amazing bookstore is on Paris’s left bank. First opened in 1919 (at another location) it has been a meeting place for many aspiring writers, Hemingway and Joyce to name just two. It’s also the best place to buy English language books, second-hand and antiquarian books in Paris.

It was closed by the Germans during Paris’ occupation and reopened at this current location in 1951, and where they say that more than 30,000 people have slept in the beds tucked between the bookshelves. The store’s motto is “Be Not Inhospitable to Strangers Lest They Be Angels in Disguise” and just this year now has it’s own cafe right next door.

(sneaky pics as you’re not supposed to take any in-store)

The Pantheon is one of Brian’s favourite buildings in Paris. Situated in the Latin Quarter, it was originally built as a church dedicated to St Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris.

Pantheon
The Pendule of Foucault

The crypt holds many famous Parisians, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Marie Currie, Simone Veil, and Jean Moulin (who you will find out more about after our trip to the newest museum in Paris in a couple of days).

This is a movie being filmed in the courtyard at the Sorbonne.

art exhibition in the Marie of Paris
Memorial
8 piece Metro band, and they are fantastic.

I’ve been having trouble with the blog not automatically sending out emails to you all when I publish a new post, that’s why today you may have received a few emails that should have gone out over the past three weeks. So after playing around for hours I still haven’t figured it out, so this is sort of a test with a few pics you hopefully haven’t seen as yet.

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