American expatriates' guide to Paris in the 1920's

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Izzy Hinshaw

Paris In The 1920s

An American's guide to the city of light

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Where to Stay

These beautiful hotels will make Paris feel like home.

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Hôtel de Vendôme
Izzy:Built in 1723 and located in the heart of Paris, this hotel was formerly the Texas embassy from 1836-1845.
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Hôtel Ritz Paris
Izzy:Founded in 1898, this hotel is the most luxurious one in Paris and has attracted guests like Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marcel Proust, Ernest Hemingway, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
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The Peninsula Paris
Izzy:The Peninsula Paris, located in the 16th arrondissement, is also known as the Hotel Majestic. It was used as a hospital during WWI but reopened in 1916.
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Hotel D'Alsace
Izzy:Located in the lively streets of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, L’Hôtel is one of the most famous hotels in Paris. Sadly, Oscar Wilde died while staying there in 1900.
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Where to Eat

From cafes to brasseries -- all the best dining spots where one can share a bottle of wine with an artist, writer, or painter.

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Les Deux Magots
Izzy:The epitome of Parisian cafe society. Don't be surprised if you run into Ernest Hemingway having a drink with James Joyce or Ezra Pound!
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Café de Flore
Izzy:Located in the beautiful Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Café de Flore is the perfect place for literary meetings, philosophical debates, and artistic daydreams.
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La Closerie Des Lilas
Izzy:Dubbed 'one of the best cafés in Paris' by many, this restaurant in Montparnasse is a must-see. The warm, cozy ambiance is perfect for writing and the lilas are breathtaking.
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Le Dôme Café
Izzy:What began as a sleepy corner bistro in 1897 has now become the gathering place for all expats and an important focal point of the Left Bank. Rumor has it you can get a Saucisse de Toulouse and a plate of mashed potatoes for $1.

Where to Visit

Suggestions for a glamorous night out or fun adventure in the city!

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Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Izzy:The theater's beautiful art deco makes it a popular spot to see Josephine Baker and other performers grace the stage.
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Shakespeare & Company
Izzy:This quaint bookstore is a literary haven and has become a publisher in its own right. Sylvia Beach, the owner, is lovely and will warmly welcome visitors in.
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Le Grand Duc
Izzy:One of the most popular nightclubs in Paris, Le Grand Duc showcases various black performers from Louis Armstrong to Josephine Baker.
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Folies Bergère
Izzy:A cabaret show at Les Folies Bergere is a must-see!
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Casino de Paris
Izzy:Dating back to the 18th century, Casino de Paris is one of the most well-known music halls in Paris. The venue hosts dozens of shows a week and is home to the Lorraine Sisters among other wonderful dancers.

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  1. Hôtel de Vendôme
  2. Hôtel Ritz Paris
  3. The Peninsula Paris
  4. Hotel D'Alsace
  5. Les Deux Magots
  6. Café de Flore
  7. La Closerie Des Lilas
  8. Le Dôme Café
  9. Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
  10. Shakespeare & Company
  11. Le Grand Duc
  12. Folies Bergère
  13. Casino de Paris

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