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Shakespeare and Company

37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France

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About Shakespeare and Company

Shakespeare and Company is the name of two independent English-language bookstores that have existed on Paris's Left Bank. It was home to the Lost Generation in the 1920s, the Beatnik generation in the 1950s, and should be on any literary lovers bucket list of Paris today.



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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris0.21km from Shakespeare and Company

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, commonly known as Our Lady, is one of the most emblematic monuments of Paris and France. It is located on the Ile de la Cité and is a place of Catholic worship, seat of the Archdiocese of Paris, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The cathedral inspires many artistic works and also so many things to discover in and around this basilica. It is the most visited monument in Europe and one of the most visited in the world until 2019.

Sainte-Chapelle0.31km from Shakespeare and Company

A beautiful cathedral which was built on the Ile de la Cité in the heart of the French capital, which was a gem of the Gothic style. Built-in seven years, an impressive feat, the Sainte Chapelle was intended to house precious Christian relics, including Christ's crown of thorns, acquired by Saint Louis. It was one of the earliest surviving buildings of the Capetian royal palace on the Île de la Cité. You will be wondered while seeing this majestic cathedral and its architectural intelligence.

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Hôtel de Ville0.58km from Shakespeare and Company

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Pont Neuf0.66km from Shakespeare and Company

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Luxembourg Palace0.86km from Shakespeare and Company

Luxembourg Palace was originally built to be the royal residence of the mother of Louis XIII of France, Marie de’Medici. It currently serves as a popular tourist attraction as well as the seat of the Senate of the Fifth Republic. Construction began in 1715 for this architectural gem built for Marie de' Medici. Its magnificent heritage is visible throughout its hallways.

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The most populous of the 18 regions of France. It is located in the north-central part of the country and often called the Paris Region because it includes the city of Paris. Île-de-France is densely populated and economically important: it covers only about 2% of France's territory, but has an official estimated population of 12,213,364 (18.2% of the population of France) and accounts for nearly 30% of the French GDP.