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5 Paris Highlights

If you will be venturing to Paris this winter or spring, Allison Kern, Harvard Magazine's Donor Relations & Stewardship Manager, has some ideas you may wish to add to your itinerary.

1. Visit the legendary bookstore Shakespeare and Company and have your book purchases inked with the shop’s iconic “Kilometer Zero Paris” stamp. (5th arrondissement),
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France

https://shakespeareandcompany.com/


(Image from Shakespeare & Co. website)

2. Walk through the beautiful grounds of Paris’ largest cemetery Père-Lachaise where you will find the graves of famous writers, musicians, and artists such as Honoré de Balzac, Frédéric Chopin, Marcel Proust, Camille Pissarro, Gertrude Stein, Edith Piaf and Jim Morrison. (20th arrondissement)
16 Rue du Repos, 75020 Paris
https://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71470/Cimetiere-du-Pere-L...

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3. CHARLOTTE PERRIAND: INVENTING A NEW WORLD exhibition
Visit the architectural gem Fondation Louis Vuitton in the Bois de Boulogne, to view their latest exhibition, a retrospective of the life’s work of French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand. In addition to her designs, the exhibit features her collaborations with Le Corbusier and artworks by Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, and Joan Miro. This exhibit is on view until February 24, 2020. (16th arrondissement)
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, 75116 Paris
https://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en/exhibitions/exhibition/charlotte...

4. Make your way to the picturesque neighborhood of Canal Saint-Martin to visit what is considered one of the best boulangeries in Paris, Du Pain et des Idées. Queue up to try their famous Chausson à la pomme fraîche (apple turnover), Pain des Amis, and the chocolate-pistachio snail shaped pastry L’Escargot. Everything is made by hand with natural and organic ingredients. (10th arrondissement)
34 Rue Yves Toudic 75010 Paris
https://dupainetdesidees.com/

(Image from Du Pain et des Idées website)

5. For an all-inclusive shopping experience, visit the world’s first department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche and their gourmet grocery store, La Grande Épicerie de Paris. (7th arrondissement)
24 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris, France

https://www.lvmh.com/houses/selective-retailing/le-bon-marche/
https://www.lagrandeepicerie.com/en/index

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