Hemingway's Haunts in Paris - Small Group Walking Tour

Paris, France

From USD 60.59

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Follow in the footsteps of Hemingway (and other members of the Lost Generation), visit the Paris landmarks that he frequented, and soak up the city’s history on this private walking tour. Meet your guide in the afternoon, and set off on foot: you’ll hear about Hemingway’s life and works, will see photos of his time in Paris, and discover highlights like the Shakespeare and Company bookstore, Harry’s New York Bar, and more.
  • This private tour offers a completely personalized sightseeing experience
  • Learn all about Hemingway’s time in Paris, and the Lost Generation
  • Discover the Paris landmarks and destinations that Hemingway frequented
  • Your guide will bring the history to life with photos and other visuals

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Tablet is used by the guide to present photo & video documentation
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Transportation costs not included - there is a bus ride during the tour which costs €2/person
  • Food & beverages not included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 57 Rue Lacépède
    57 Rue Lacépède, 75005 Paris, France

    The meeting point is in front of the Café la Contrescarpe, on the Place Contrescarpe

Start time

04:00 pm

End point

  • Le Select
    99 Bd du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris, France

    We have several options for finishing the tour, guests are free to choose : - Harry's NY Bar - Hemingway Bar at the Ritz Hotel (requires proper dress attire & 48 hours advance notice) - Select Bar, La Rotonde, Closerie de Lilas or any of the famed 1920s Montparnasse cafés

What To Expect

Latin Quarter

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Place de la Contrescarpe

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note that I am entirely vaccinated
  • It is possible to end this tour either at Harry's NY Bar or one of the Jazz Age iconic cafés of Montparnasse, or even the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz. In the case of the latter, 24-hour advance notice is required since there is a dress code for the Ritz.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
21 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Unique and enriching tour
Angela_L, Mar 2023
Ellen was knowledgeable and well organized. We enjoyed learning more about Hemingway and the lost generation as well as the cozy cafe where we enjoyed coffee and the walking tour. Ellen also brought us to a delicious chocolate shop to have the best chocolate mousse we have ever tasted. Great experience!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
It was my pleasure !
Fascinating and Informative Walking Tour
Elizabeth_Q, Nov 2022
Excellent tour about Hemingway and his circle of friends who were living in Paris after World War I. The tour guide provided a lot of visuals through the use of ipads to enhance the walking tour. She was very knowledgable and answered all our questions.
Hemingway tour was both interesting and informative!
pghirsch, Nov 2022
Looking do so some new things in Paris away from all the usual museums, we thought it would be fun to learn more about both Hemingway and the 'Lost Generation' in Paris between the Wars. Ellen was our guide, she did great job. We learned where Hemingway lived, where he 'worked', all his contemporaries, etc. Very informative, very interesting. What a life this guy lived!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
It was my pleasure !
We had an amazing time...
Heather_J, Aug 2022
We had an amazing time during our Hemingway Tour with Ellen. She is very friendly and knowledgable. It was a great experience and we would definitely recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
It was my pleasure !
Highlight of my trip!
Kyle_B, July 2022
Can not say enough good things about the tour. Ellen was an extremely informed, helpful tour guide that went above and beyond in bringing to life Hemingway’s time in Paris. Furthermore, Ellen was extremely kind and made sure I knew how to navigate Paris as a solo traveller just getting comfortable in the city. Can not recommend enough!!
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you Kyle ! It was my pleasure, and I hope you will return soon !!
Love Ellen she was great
eller1, July 2022
Seeing his second home, the one uncle Pffifer rent for Pauline and him. The neighborhood What a difference from the cold water flat, his first home here Aldo the hotel D Inglaterra, first hotel he stayed in Paris. After that I went to the Crillon and had a martini, the place he stayed Later on in life
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks !
More haunts on Hemingway’s Paris!
Alex_A, July 2022
A bit of confusion meeting Hemingway Haunts guide Ellen as we arrived early yet still didn’t connect until after designated time. She was also there on time but without signage, it was a little challenge meeting up. Some interesting spots on walking tour but in our opinion, it is a better use of time for the guide to only focus on Hemingway’s time in Paris to coincide with tour title. Tourists on this particular tour most likely already know his life biography.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hello, I am very sorry that you had trouble finding me, but it is really quite unfair of you to give me a bad review because of it. I provided extremely precise instructions indicating that we would meet on the steps of the church, but you chose to wait for me somewhere else. I even called and texted you, but received no reply. The other party on the tour found me with no difficulty whatsoever. I apologize if I provided information that you already knew, and if I disappointed.... but the majority of my guests are happy to hear about the author's time both here in Paris & elsewhere - I have done extensive research & have helped numerous clients extend their knowledge of Hemingway.
AmyJane_L, June 2022
Ellen has done lots of Hemingway research, and she is extremely pleasant. She really cares about everyone’s experience of the tour. Terrific and informative, she reveals Hemingway’s complex personality.
Response from Host, June 2022
Many thanks ! It was my pleasure !
Great Tour for Hemingway fans!
Molly_W, June 2022
Loved getting info about Hemingway’s favorite places in Paris. The tour guide, Ellen, is extremely knowledgeable!
Response from Host, June 2022
I thank you for your kind words, and had hoped to rate 5-stars !!! I'll have to try harder I guess....
Ellen est fantastique!
Jared_B, June 2022
When there was an error in the time I booked, Ellen bent over backwards to find a time that would work for us both. The tour was incredible. She is so knowledgeable about not only Hemingway’s haunts in Paris but the entire Lost Generation. In fact, she also booked a private tour for myself and friend to Père-Lachaise. Whatever you want to see in Paris, you only need one tour guide, Ellen. Thanks again for everything. When I return to Paris, I will certainly be looking to book with you again! Jared
Response from Host, June 2022
Many thanks ! It was my pleasure.
Amazing literary history
Jody_P, Mar 2022
Ellen was fantastic! She is an authority on the Lost Generation and the history of Paris. It was so cool to walk the same footsteps of Hemingway, Stein, Fitzgerald, Joyce, Cummings, Pound, etc etc etc. Ellen has great AV materials to go along with her walk and heaps of background knowledge. Highly recommend her tour!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for the lovely review ! It was my pleasure to be your host !!
Informative and thorough
Christy_C, Nov 2021
I loved getting to see all the places Hemingway and others from the lost generation spent their time!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thanks !!
Walking with Hemingway
Roy_B, Sept 2021
We enjoyed this tour and Ellen’s personable accounts of Hemingway’s time in Paris and the impact it had on his life and career. If you are a Hemingway fan, you will enjoy this tour.
Response from Host, Sept 2021
Thanks for the lovely review ! It was my pleasure to be your host. Come back soon !!
James_K, Sept 2019
If you are a Hemingway Buff, this is the tour for you. You walk where he walked, learn about his life and friends in Paris. Lots of info from pictures and direct quotes of Hemingway and his work.
Response from Host, Sept 2019
Thanks for the review !