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The Best Novels About Paris

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List RulesFiction books that use Paris as a setting or major theme

This list is about the best books about Paris; it answers the question, “What are the best novels about Paris?” This famous French city is most popular for the Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge and the Louvre. Also referred to as the “City of Love”, the city’s famous artisans have been renowned for centuries. Writers like Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas were each inspired by Paris, and included it as settings in their most famous novels. The city is well-known for being particularly accepting and supportive to artists; many of them have flooded the gates of Paris in order to bask in its inspiring creative culture. The American novelist Ernest Hemingway, like many other writers emigrated to Paris, where he was introduced to such varying cultural figures such as Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, James Joyce, and Gertrude Stein, who later became his mentor. The author James Joyce also flooded to Paris and lived there for over twenty years; he finished his novel “Ulysses” while there. Perhaps the most well-known fictional novel set in Paris is Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables,” which details the epic period of the French Revolution. It is a beautiful story of heroism, love and faithfulness at its finest. Whether you’re searching for action, adventure or romance, there is a novel about Paris waiting for you to read!
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