See where Hemingway wrote The Sun Also Rises and where James Joyce published Ulysses, the studio where Gertrude Stein held literary court and the elegant apartment where Edith Wharton wrote Ethan Frome, the book that earned her place in the American Academy of Letters. Discover the “fleabag shrine”—named in honor of the beat poets—where Allen Ginsberg wrote the poem “Kaddish;” George Corso wrote his mushroom-cloud shaped poem “Bomb;” and William Burroughs finished The Naked Lunch. It was also home to many other striving musicians and artists.
Now a luxury hotel, at the time, many of the rooms had windows facing the interior stairwell, so there wasn’t much light and hot water was only available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The linens were changed only once a month! Interested in French writers? Our guides will take you to the homes of Victor Hugo on the Place des Vosges; the apartment of Honoré de Balzac in Passy, where he spent his waking hours editing The Human Comedy; and the Museum of Romantic Life, where you'll discover the home life and writing life of George Sand, among many others.
• Airport/train station transfers in a private car
• One night in a historic deluxe hotel in the Paris Latin Quarter
• A full day literary tour with expert guide in Paris
• Breakfast and lunch
Price does not include airfare to/from Europe. For travelers from North America, please note that you will probably have to start your travel to Europe one day prior to the start date of the tour.
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