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Books inspired by Paris

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel

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Suite Française

Irène Némirovsky

A poignant two-part novel about French society at the point of the German invasion of WW2. Originally intended as 4 parts, the author's untimely death in Auschwitz in 1942 prevented the rest from being written. This was discovered and published 65 years later and is now hailed as a masterpiece.

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Almost French

Sarah Turnbull

The author met "a very French Frenchman" whilst backpacking around Europe, accepted an invitation to spend a week with him, and never left. This is a perceptive and humorous book about the culture clashes and paradoxes of starting a new life in France.

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A Year in the Merde

Stephen Clarke

A humorous bestselling novel about what the French are really like from the point of view of an Englishman who moves to Paris to start a new job.

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Paris

Edward Rutherfurd

An epic novel following four families over hundreds of years: bound by forbidden loves and marriages of convenience; dogged by vengeance and murderous secrets; torn apart by the irreconcilable differences of birth and faith, and brought together by the tumultuous history of their city. A book which bursts to life in the intrigue, corruption and glory of its people.

Chosen by Stuart

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Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin

David meets Giovanni in a bar in Paris and they're drawn into an intense love affair that David can't fully acknowledge. His girlfriend returns from abroad forcing difficult, life-altering decisions and desperate consequences.

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Patrick Suskind

A beautifully written and sensuous novel set in 18th century France. An unwanted and "unscented" child is born with an extraordinary sense of smell and uses his gift to become the finest perfumer in France. But his dreams of creating the world's finest perfume bring out murderous instincts. A cult classic, you won't have ever read anything like it!

When to visit

February

Where better for a Valentine's escape than the original City of Love? Strolling its wide avenues and boulevards hand in hand, perhaps stopping for a glass of wine at a street cafe. Ooh la la!

April

Paris in the spring has its own unique charms: bright and sunny days, with the very beginnings of alfresco dining, romantic walks along the Seine, and chestnuts in blossom, all preparing for summer.

June

There are few lovelier cities than Paris in summer. Boulevards and parks bathed in golden sunshine and ample opportunity for pausing at one of its tiny street cafés to people-watch. A pure joy!

Paris Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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29th November 2018 by PommieTravels

Tips for visiting the Louvre in Paris

With that unmistakeable glass pyramid, The Louvre is one of the most iconic attractions in Paris. Because of this, it is incredibly popular with tourists, attracting 7.3 million people per year, so you can expect to be fighting your way through the crowds to catch a glimpse of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting. Still it’s worth it, since the museum is home to a huge collection of art works including the Venus de Milo and Winged Victory. Here are my top tips for visiting the...

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12th September 2018 by Stuart

Review: Paris Catacombs

Make no bones about it, they're creepy! Cata-come and visit!I've been to Paris lots of times and ticked off all the major tourist attractions. So on recent visits I've been starting to look at slightly more obscure or out-of-the-way things to do.I'd wanted to go to the Catacombs in Paris for quite some time, having seen a few photos online. I took the photo attached to this blog during my visit and I'm sure you'll understand my sense of macabre interest in seeing the place for...

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23rd August 2018 by John

Eurostar review: Standard class from Ebbsfleet to Paris

I’ve only travelled on the Eurostar once before. On that occasion, I travelled to Paris and back on a Standard Premier ticket. Eurostar offer three classes of travel; Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier. They’re kind of equivalent to Economy, Economy Plus and Business class on a flight. At the time of booking the previous trip, Standard Premier was on offer and so the upgrade was an absolute no-brainer. This time around, I thought I’d check out the regular Standard class, to...

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15th July 2020 by John

Announcing the results of our Eurostar Paris competition

As if we ever needed an excuse to visit Paris, we decided to trek over to the City of Love to draw a winner for our Eurostar £200 Voucher Competition. Stuart did his best to pick the winner in front of the Eiffel Tower in 35 degree heat. From the hundreds of valid entries we received, twenty were chosen at random and placed in a "hat" (actually a Cabeau travel pillow bag). We filmed the draw, which can be seen in our Facebook video above. A big congratulations to Peter Mcginn - we...

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3rd August 2018 by Stuart

Ooh la la! Travelscoop is going French

Grab a beret and a baguette and dig out your Daft Punk CDs, we've gone all French here at Travelscoop!This weekend - 4th & 5th August - to celebrate our Eurostar Paris £200 voucher competition coming to an end and choosing our lucky winner, we're showcasing some très bon French travel deals on social media. And we'll also be sharing a fab free-to-enter Paris-related competition or two that we've found online and are currently featuring on our website.As if that's not all Gallic enough,...

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18th April 2018 by Stuart

Paris vs Airbnb

Oh, mon Dieu!  It's "baguettes at dawn" as the row between the city of Paris and online home rental company Airbnb escalates ...and it looks like Paris might win. What's been happening? Paris officials are taking Airbnb to court claiming more than 43,000 homes listed on the site are unregistered with the French government. The city already restricts homeowners to renting out their homes for no more than 120 days a year, but if the ruling goes in their favour, up to 84% of Airbnb's...

28th November 2018 by John

Paris travel guide

Holiday Extras are doing a good series of YouTube destination guides. This one covers the French capital Paris. They've covered food, transport, money, tips from the locals, and a whole lot more. Essential watching before any trip to the capital of love....