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This British bookstore was one of my go-to places for English-language books when I lived in Paris... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Tucson, Arizona
Pleasant but Pricey

Certainly a nice selection of contemporary fiction and classics (Among many other categories... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Kyle H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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234 rue de Rivoli, 75040 Paris, France
Louvre / Palais-Royal
+33 1 44 77 88 99
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

This British bookstore was one of my go-to places for English-language books when I lived in Paris for short-term periods. Now I stop by when I'm in the neighborhood during visits to the city to look at titles and to simply enjoy the company of...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Certainly a nice selection of contemporary fiction and classics (Among many other categories), especially for a non-English-speaking country. I am generally more in the market for classics...Penguin, Everyman's, etc...and the prices were too high so I didn't buy anything. Example: 20 euro for an Oxford...More

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

English brunch for weekends in Paris can be discovered at the second floor of an English books store in front of Jardín des Tullieries.

Thank Facundo E
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This tea room is not the most exquisite in Paris and at first I did not like the three very different decors in the three adjoining rooms that make up the tearoom. But when I am looking for a place to meet a friend or...More

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We were looking for an English book store in order to purchase a souvenir for our young daughter. They offer a wide selection of books for all ages, as well as several toys and stuffed animals. The shop was very easy to get to, right...More

Thank Adi C
Reviewed 22 February 2018

What a great find this was. An awesome english bookshop in the centre of Paris. All the top selling fiction and non fiction books and an extensive range of other titles. Huge selection of books to read. Big children and young adults section too. As...More

Thank Johaana B
Reviewed 2 September 2017

WHSmith... English bookshop and Tearoom in Paris. Located just next to the Louvre and the Tuileries Garden.We enjoyed an English breakfast and the fine tea...Very cosy decoration...There is a gift shop inside also.

Thank Emel Y
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Perfect lunch, efficient and nice waitering, delightful cheesecake and reasonable prices ! Nuff' said.

Thank TheCount1961
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I love travel commentaries, and this store had a huge selection, all in English. I left with four titles I had never heard of. I had to drag my husband out of there.

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The W.H. Smith bookstore and tea room rates itself as the biggest English language bookstore in Paris. The displays were well done, browsing was comfortable and easy. More than a few books in each section caught my eye. There were plenty of non-intrusive clerks to...More

Thank OverResearch
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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal,
this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches
along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front
of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is
lined with the world’s best jewelers and their
glittering window displays. Every other establishment
has someone to open the door for you or park your car.
You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops
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