There is a famous saying : “Everyone has 2 countries, their own & France”. This was especially true for numerous artists, writers & jazz musicians between the 2 world wars, many of whom flocked to Paris not only for artistic inspiration but also to find themselves. Known as the Lost Generation, these were men & women who had suffered through WW1 & its horrors. They came to Paris wanting to build a new world, a new system of beliefs. Eager to share ideas they would gather in the cafés of the Left Bank. In the 1950’s the “Beat Generation” followed in their footsteps & came to Paris in seek of inspiration. We will visit the places where these people lived, worked & partied…the homes of Henry Miller, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Man Ray, William Faulkner, Ezra Pound....just to name a few. At each location, we will discuss their work, their history & their lives. What brought them to Paris, what they wrote about, what they did. Supported by archival material, this Experience will provide you with photos, anecdotes & insightful quotes about your favorite authors, artists & musicians of the famed Jazz Age of Paris. Apologies to my guests for the lack of photos, but Airbnb have refused my submissions because they do not accept B/W photos. However, during the visit I will share numerous archival photos (B/W) of the authors & musicians in Paris in the 1920s.
I am a trained historian & you will learn about the city's history through my commented walks. All of my tours are researched, documented & scripted to ensure accuracy & interest. I have lived in this beautiful city for 30 years and will share my love for this city & its hidden treasures. Stroll with me on my unique Paris tours & discover the hidden Paris. All of my tours are small groups - maximum of 8 people - generally smaller - to allow for more interaction & personalisation. Follow my blog on https://www.facebook.com/visitthehiddenparis/
We will see where famed authors such as Hemingway, Fitzgerald & Gertrude Stein lived & worked. Archival photos will show them in Paris, and provide the historical context for discussing their lives, their work & their contribution to modern literature. We will discover the musicians who founded the city's Jazz Age - the men & women who came to France during WW1 & stayed for its climate of racial liberty, introducing ragtime & jazz to Europe.
10月19日 土曜日 17:00～19:00