Guided tour around the Hôtel du Jeu de Paume

Shakespeare and Company, the café - the must-visit bookshop in Paris.

Located just opposite Notre-Dame de Paris and only a 10-minute walk from the hotel, the Shakespeare and Company Café is next door to the historic English-language bookshop founded by the American George Whitman.

A true institution, the Shakespeare and Company is both a café and a bookshop, in English only. Opposite Notre-Dame Cathedral, the bookshop has been a meeting place for English-speaking authors since 1951.

You can of course find old books, especially the works of Shakespeare, but the bookshop also offers a children's corner and literary events. English-speaking writers can meet their readers, free of charge.

Today this place is a must for lovers of literature and beautiful places in Paris.


Shakespeare And Company Bookshop

37 r Bûcherie, 75005 Paris


Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm / Sunday from 12pm to 7pm


Open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 7pm / Saturday & Sunday from 9.30am to 8pm


From the Hôtel du Jeu de Paume:

Via rue Saint-Louis en l'île, 10 min walk

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