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Huge selection of English books. We got lost in the bookstore for quite a while, browsing through all the sections of this famous little place. The cafe right next to it is a great place for a break, where you can enjoy a cup of...More
What a find! I love this place. A great place to pass time with a huge selection of books new and old. The smell of the books, the sense of history and the knowledgeable staff make this a great place to take a pause. With...More
Given all the hype in the guidebooks and from the other people that we knew…I guess I was expecting more. It was overcrowded, cramped and almost “maze-like”. I understand the history of the place, and we got to see the “famous cats”…but unfortunately, it felt...More
I come there very often and it’s always a pleasure. Usually no queue, millions of books and even if it’s a bit crowded it’s not one of those modern bookshops, there’s definitely something about it. I love this place and it feels cozy. Plus they...More
Bit of a pilgrimage really. Very easy to find. No queues when I was there which seems to have been exactly the same time as other reviewers... not sure what was going on there, but there were lots of groups hanging about outside when I...More
This was one of the best experiences we had on our short Paris trip. We dedicated one say to tour the Seine with the Hop on Hop off Batobus. One of the stops was by the Cathedral. This store is about a 5 minute walk...More
I never did get inside. I can only surmise that it's wonderful. But I was surprised to find a line waiting to go in, with guard and everything. I suppose as iconic as it is, this is necessary. It just means that I'll have to...More
Okay heres the thing, its not the original Shakespeare and Co. because that one closed down when the Nazis occupied Paris. They call it a loving tribute and I think it is. Its a lovely book shop with lots of books in english and it...More
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this
area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighbourhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.
Yes, there are children's books, but it is not a large Barnes & Noble-y kids play area book-reading section. This is a super-cool, old school bookstore that has some amazing books, old and new favorites, and something for... More
Yes, there are children's books, but it is not a large Barnes & Noble-y kids play area book-reading section. This is a super-cool, old school bookstore that has some amazing books, old and new favorites, and something for every bibliophile. Definitely take a peek! :-)