Guided tour

Paris 2-Hour Writers and Painters Guided Walking Tour

3.7 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Not a Tourist Destination

Paris 2-Hour Writers and Painters Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Not a Tourist Destination

From US$ 79.69 per person

Explore the Paris of legendary artists such as Monet, Renoir, Matisse, and Picasso, and writers Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Victor Hugo, and Henry Miller. After this fascinating walk you’ll never look at art or read the classics in the same way again.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Learn more about art and history on a guided walk through Paris
  • Get a taste of La Vie Bohème in Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter
  • Visit venues favored by Hemingway, Picasso, Sartre, and others
Full description
Some of the greatest artists and writers of the 19th and 20th centuries were attracted to the winding streets and bustling boulevards of Paris's Left Bank. From historic Paris along the Seine, to the bustling grand boulevards, the cafés, the old squares and the artist studios, this guided walk links some of the world's most beloved masterpieces with the locations where they came to life. On this fascinating 2-hour walking tour with an expert local guide you’ll hear the details of the lives of the famous artists and writers that lived and worked in Paris. Travel back in time to the sizzling Paris of the 1920s, when Hemingway sipped absinthe at Les Deux Magots and Picasso dined on choucroute garnie at La Rotonde. Visit literary cafés where Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Faulkner, Camus, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald rubbed shoulders.
  • Walking tour
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Cafe Flore, 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • No refunds are issued for tours canceled less than 24 hours before the start of the tour
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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3.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

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A lovely personal way to find out about Paris.

Sandra was the guide for our 2 hour Artists and Writers tour round Saint Germain. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and we learned so much about the places frequented by many influential writers and artists. We were the only 2 in the party and she was happy to tailor this tour to meet our requests so we also explored one or two beautiful courtyards and shops with historical artefacts. We would recommend this tour to anyone wishing to learn about this historic and beautiful part of Paris, so different to the avenues of theChamps Elyse. Thank you Sandra!

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April 19, 2018

September 30, 2022

Very friendly tour guide, who also responds to individual wishes.

April 20, 2022

Product ID: 45348