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The Best Novels About Paris  

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List Rules Fiction 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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A Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Charles Dickens
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The Sun Also Rises is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Ernest Hemingway
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The Three Muskateers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Alexandre Dumas
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The Hunchback of Notre D... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
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Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Victor Hugo
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Perfume is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Patrick Süskind
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Down and Out in Paris an... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
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The Count of Monte Crist... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Alexandre Dumas
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Journey to the End of th... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
2probb added Louis-Ferdinand Céline
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The Scarlet Pimpernel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Baroness Emma Orczy
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The Phantom of the Opera... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
slaft added Gaston Leroux
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The Mandarins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Simone de Beauvoir
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Djinn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
2probb added Alain Robbe-Grillet
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In Search of Lost Time ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Marcel Proust
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The Girl with No Shadow ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
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Giovanni's Room is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
James Baldwin
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Nana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Émile Zola
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Le Divorce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Diane Johnson
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The Woman in the Fifth ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Douglas Kennedy
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Le Père Goriot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Honoré de Balzac
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The Red and the Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
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Gigi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Colette
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Le Colonel Chabert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Honoré de Balzac
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Suite Française ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Irène Némirovsky
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Les Liaisons dangereuses... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Novels About Paris
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos