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9. Literary lovers: Paris, France|
For a novel take on romantic Paris, take a spin through Paris' literary hotspots.
The current Shakespeare and Company isn't the same bookstore that was owned by Sylvia Beach and frequented by Hemingway, but is now a bookstore/library that is a tribute to Sylvia Beach and opens its doors to struggling writers who can sleep there.
An eternal resting place for some of the world's most beloved authors, Pere Lachaise is the largest cemetery in Paris and is a great place to meander, even if you never find the graves of Balzac, Proust and Oscar Wilde.
For a slightly less morbid date spot, there's the Café de Flore, in the 6th arrondissement, which even has its own literary prize (Prix de Flore), or its rival, Les Deux Magots, in the Saint Germain-des-Prés, which also has a literary prize (Deux Magots).
Paris at night can be enjoyed at La Closerie de Lilas, Hemingway's preferred bar/cafe of choice, and the place where he wrote “The Sun Also Rises” or Harry's New York Bar, the birthplace of the Bloody Mary and the hot spot in the early 1900s for international visitors, including Sinclair Lewis.
Café de Flore, 172 Boulevard Saint-Germain 75006 Paris, France
La Closerie de Lilas, 171 Boulevard du Montparnasse 75006 Paris, France