On that day, me and my friend took a stroll along the Seine, started from our hotel, to the Louvre, then a stop over at Jardin du Luxembourg, followed by a quick stop at Pont Alexandre III until reaching our final stop which is The Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel tower can be seen from different side, this time is from Trocadero.
Pont Alexandre was built during the 19th century, located in the heart of Paris, it connects Invalides and Champ Elysees. This bridge is one of a kind, gathering exclusive statues, candelabras and decorations as symbol of the French refinement.
Shakespeare and Company, arguably the most famous independent bookstore in the world, occupies a prime piece of real estate facing the Seine in Paris, not far from the Latin Quarter, Place Saint-Michel, and Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Set up in the early 17th century building on a one-block stretch of Rue de la Bûcherie, with its small half-plaza in front, its weather-beaten bookstalls, its green-and-yellow façade, its hand-hewn, rustic-looking signage, can feel like entering a time warp to a quieter, older Paris—a little bit Beat Generation, a little bit Victor Hugo. During high season, you will notice a queue waiting to get into the store or tourist stopping at the sidewalk to snap a photo, just like me.
I did not managed to snap some photos of their interior, due to no camera allowed. Even though you don’t have the intention to buy any books, there is nothing to lose to join their queue just to know what is inside this tiny bookshop!
More details about the Shakespeare and Company bookshop here