10. Shakespeare & Company Bookstore

Along the Seine next to Notre Dame is one of the oldest and most humble English bookstores in Paris.  Shakespeare and Company has a fairy tale history; the original shop was owned and run  by an American, Sylvia Beach but was closed down by the Nazis during the war and became the meeting point for Hemingway’s “Lost Generation.” It was  then taken over in 1951 by George Whitman, another American, and moved to its current location on rue de la Bucherie seducing artists and writers all over the globe.