Wat je gaat doen
Plunge into the cultural world of Saint-Germain-des-Prés with Douglas, a local resident and doctoral student at The Sorbonne. The Café Laurent where we’ll begin was once the exclusive Tabou club frequented by the social set and such intellectuals as Sartre, Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Boris Vian (Douglas is writing his dissertation on Sartre!). Juliette Gréco sang poems by Queneau during the endless party that was the Jazz Age. We’ll have a more staid coffee while reading some of the poems and literary excerpts of those who went there. Then we’ll explore the environs on foot--along the way we'll have select readings to complement our walk. We'll pass by the onetime home of Queen Marguerite de Valois (known as Queen Margot). Her residence in the 17th c. was the site of numerous anything-goes parties and literary gatherings. We’ll explore the serpentine streets and a (somewhat) hidden passageway and end up by Saint-Sulpice and the Luxembourg gardens, the neighbourhood of Madame de La Fayette (the author of The Princesse de Clèves) in the 18th c. and Catherine Deneuve in the 21st. Hemingway, Oscar Wilde and the first French opera will feature as well on this tour into the very heart of the Left Bank
An inveterate traveller, art lover, bookworm, pianist, regular operagoer, budding philosopher, gastronome, wine connoisseur, history enthusiast, avid swimmer and general æsthete, my interests are many and varied but they all converge in one place: Paris. I love sharing that passion with visitors to Paris who are looking for a way to experience the city in a unique way and to discover the richness of its culture. That’s why I decided to create my first Airbnb experience a few years ago. I have enjoyed meeting so many interesting people since then and look forward to meeting you! Originally from the US, I have lived in Paris since 2013. I am currently writing a dissertation on the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre at the Sorbonne where I also did my third master’s degree. I also teach English in law firms as well as to other professionals.
Wat er is inbegrepen
Waar je zult zijn
Among the places we'll visit or pass by are the following: - The Hôtel d'Aubusson/Café Laurent - Queen Marguerite's palace (now disappeared) - The Beaux-Arts de Paris (Fine arts school, on the land belonging to Marguerite de Valois) - The hotel where Oscar Wilde spent his final years - The hotel where Hemingway lived on his arrival in Paris - The Place Saint-Germain - Place Saint-Sulpice - The home of Madame de La Fayette - The Luxembourg Palace
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This experience includes a walk that will last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Be sure to plan accordingly (an umbrella in case of light rain, for example).
Walking tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés
€35 per persoonNieuwe ervaring
€35 per persoon