5 Books You Need To Read Before Visiting Paris

A picture of a girl posing in front of the arc de triomph

Planning a trip is an immersive experience and should be part of the fun of the adventure. As a huge book nerd,  I love to get lost in my next destination and am currently on the hunt for books to read before visiting Paris.   As a hugely romantic city, the list of books about Paris is never-ending, but I’ll save my fellow book-loving girls out there a little time by helping narrow down your search.

Here are the top 5 books to read before visiting Paris:

1) A Moveable Feast- Ernest Hemingway

This is the book that made me fall in love with Hemingway. An autobiographical account of his time as a writer living in Paris during the 1920s, A Moveable Feast lets readers peek into a bygone era of the romance, creativity and excitement of the ” lost generation.”

2) Sundays In Paris- Yasmin Zeinab

If you prefer more of a coffee table book, this is the one for you! Beautiful photography and tips from an insiders perspective takes you through dozens of ways to spend a pleasant Sunday Afternoon in Paris.

3) The Only Street In Paris- Elaine Sciolino

Become completely lost in the Rue des Martyrs with writer Elaine Sciolino as she explores this classically Parisian street from the eyes of an American expat living in Paris.

4) My Life In France- Julia Child

the autobiography of Julia Child’s while she lived, cooked and ate in France. Not is her uplifting voice bound to make you smile,  but her unique focus on food highlights the delicious markets and eateries of Paris.

5) How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are

Explores the uniquely Parisian mindset and how they eat, think, dress and behave. A really fun book to help you understand cultural differences and to make you feel effortlessly chic just reading it.

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