“What are the best books about or take place in France?” We looked at 432 of the top books about France, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 23 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best France” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 400+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 23 France Books Of All-Time

23 .) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Lists It Appears On:

  • Solosophie
  • Solutions
  • Wikipedia

Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; — the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!’ After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine. This edition uses the text as it appeared in its serial publication in 1859 to convey the full scope of Dickens’s vision, and includes the original illustrations by H. K. Browne (‘Phiz’). Richard Maxwell’s introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy

22 .) Anatole by Eve Titus

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kids Are A Trip
  • Kids Travel Books
  • Table Life Blog

Anatole is a most honorable mouse. When he realizes that humans are upset by mice sampling their leftovers, he is shocked! He must provide for his beloved family–but he is determined to find a way to earn his supper. And so he heads for the tasting room at the Duvall Cheese Factory. On each cheese, he leaves a small note–“good,” “not so good,” “needs orange peel”–and signs his name. When workers at the Duvall factory find his notes in the morning, they are perplexed–but they realize that this mysterious Anatole has an exceptional palate and take his advice. Soon Duvall is making the best cheese in all of Paris! They would like to give Anatole a reward–if only they could find him…

21 .) Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzz Feed
  • Fluent U
  • Localers

Guy de Maupassant’s scandalous tale of an opportunistic young man corrupted by the allure of power, “Bel-Ami” is translated with an introduction by Douglas Parmee in “Penguin Classics”. Young, attractive and very ambitious, George Duroy, known to his admirers as Bel-Ami, is offered a job as a journalist on La Vie francaise and soon makes a great success of his new career. But he also comes face to face with the realities of the corrupt society in which he lives – the sleazy colleagues, the manipulative mistresses and wily financiers – and swiftly learns to become an arch-seducer, blackmailer and social climber in a world where love is only a means to an end. Written when Maupassant was at the height of his powers, “Bel-Ami” is a novel of great frankness and cynicism, but it is also infused with the sheer joy of life – depicting the scenes and characters of Paris in the belle epoque with wit, sensitivity and humanity. Douglas Parmee’s translation captures all the vigour and vitality of Maupassant’s novel. His introduction explores the similarities between Bel-Ami and Maupassant himself and demonstrates the skill with which the author depicts his large cast of characters and the French society of the Third Republic.

20 .) Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Kids Are A Trip
  • Thought Co.

In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful newcomer Vianne Rocher and her exquisite chocolate shop arrive and instantly begin to play havoc with Lenten vows. Each box of luscious bonbons comes with a free gift: Vianne’s uncanny perception of its buyer’s private discontents and a clever, caring cure for them. Is she a witch? Soon the parish no longer cares, as it abandons itself to temptation, happiness, and a dramatic face-off between Easter solemnity and the pagan gaiety of a chocolate festival. Chocolat’s every page offers a description of chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and lovers of passion everywhere. It’s a must for anyone who craves an escapist read, and is a bewitching gift for any holiday.

19 .) Everybody Bonjours!

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kids Travel Books
  • Mama Loves Paris
  • Table Life Blog

Shop a fancy France-y store. Eat a pretty petit four. Discover! Sightsee! Explore! On this fun and friendly tour, everybody says “Bonjour!” Whether at a soccer stadium (“players scoring”), a crêpe stand (“batter pouring”), or strolling the Champs d’ Elysee (where folks “bonjour” in every store), a little girl and her family are welcomed everywhere with the signature French greeting. Jump into these pages and enjoy the trip! Through lilting words and lively images, Everybody Bonjours welcomes young reader-travelers to a Paris that isn’t just for artists, grown-ups, and dreamers– it’s for kids!

18 .) The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Bub
  • Goodreads
  • Stories From The City

A stunning debut novel of a young American woman who becomes a spy in Paris during World War II. May 1940. Fleeing a glamorous Manhattan life built on lies, Claire Harris arrives in Paris with a romantic vision of starting anew. But she didn’t anticipate the sight of Nazi soldiers marching under the Arc de Triomphe. Her plans smashed by the German occupation, the once- privileged socialite’s only option is to take a job in a flower shop under the tutelage of a sophisticated Parisian florist. In exchange for false identity papers, Claire agrees to aid the French Resistance. Despite the ever-present danger, she comes to love the enduring beauty of the City of Light, exploring it in the company of Thomas Grey, a mysterious Englishman working with the Resistance. Claire’s bravery and intelligence make her a valuable operative, and slowly her values shift as she witnesses the courageous spirit of the Parisians. But deception and betrayal force her to flee once again-this time to fight for the man she loves and what she knows is right-praying she has the heart and determination to survive long enough to one day see Paris again.

17 .) The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Hasty Book List
  • Trip Fiction

“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.” Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself. Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.

16 .) Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzz Feed
  • Female Scriblerian
  • Penguin
  • The Culture Trip

Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. Freed from the stifling constraints of boarding school, she joins her father—a handsome, still-young widower with a wandering eye—for a carefree, two-month summer vacation in a beautiful villa outside of Paris with his latest mistress, Elsa. Cécile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father share, while plotting her own sexual adventures with a “tall and almost beautiful” law student. But the arrival of her late mother’s best friend, Anne, intrudes upon a young girl’s pleasures. And when a relationship begins to develop between the adults, Cécile and her lover set in motion a plan to keep them apart…with tragic, unexpected consequences.

15 .) Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Buzz Feed
  • Female Scriblerian
  • The Culture Trip

Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick’s harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character, Tender Is the Night is lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative.

14 .) The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzz Feed
  • Goodreads
  • Solosophie
  • Stories From The City

A moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. We are in the center of Paris, in an elegant apartment building inhabited by bourgeois families. Renée, the concierge, is witness to the lavish but vacuous lives of her numerous employers. Outwardly she conforms to every stereotype of the concierge: fat, cantankerous, addicted to television. Yet, unbeknownst to her employers, Renée is a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. With humor and intelligence she scrutinizes the lives of the building’s tenants, who for their part are barely aware of her existence. Then there’s Paloma, a twelve-year-old genius. She is the daughter of a tedious parliamentarian, a talented and startlingly lucid child who has decided to end her life on the sixteenth of June, her thirteenth birthday. Until then she will continue behaving as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not an outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter. Paloma and Renée hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. They discover their kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Only he is able to gain Paloma’s trust and to see through Renée’s timeworn disguise to the secret that haunts her. This is a moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us.

13 .) The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Bub
  • Book Club
  • Goodreads
  • Hasty Book List

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child’s life is at constant risk. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around her, she must make one terrible choice after another.

12 .) Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Kids Are A Trip
  • Kids Travel Books
  • Mama Loves Paris
  • Table Life Blog

Madeline is one of the best-loved characters in children’s literature. Set in picturesque Paris, this tale of a brave little girl’s trip to the hospital was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1940 and has as much appeal today as it did then. The combination of a spirited heroine, timelessly appealing art, cheerful humor, and rhythmic text makes Madeline a perennial favorite with children of all ages.

11 .) My Life in France by Julia Child

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Goodreads
  • Huffington Post
  • Red Online
  • The Simple Luxurious Life

The bestselling story of Julia’s years in France–and the basis for Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams–in her own words. Although she would later singlehandedly create a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, Julia Child was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed forever with her newfound passion for cooking and teaching. Julia’s unforgettable story–struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took the Childs across the globe–unfolds with the spirit so key to Julia’s success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of America’s most endearing personalities.

10 .) Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Bub
  • Goodreads
  • Mac Millan
  • Solutions
  • Stories From The City

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door arresting French families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard-their secret hiding place-and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.

9 .) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzz Feed
  • Goodreads
  • Solosophie
  • Solutions
  • The Culture Trip

In 1815 Edmond Dantès, a young and successful merchant sailor who has just recently been granted the succession of his erstwhile captain Leclère, returns to Marseille to marry his Catalan fiancée Mercédès. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration.

8 .) The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Buzz Feed
  • Kids Are A Trip
  • Solosophie
  • Solutions

This extraordinary historical novel, set in Medieval Paris under the twin towers of its greatest structure and supreme symbol, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, is the haunting drama of Quasimodo, the hunchback; Esmeralda, the gypsy dancer; and Claude Frollo, the priest tortured by the specter of his own damnation. Shaped by a profound sense of tragic irony, it is a work that gives full play to Victor Hugo’s brilliant historical imagination and his remarkable powers of description.

7 .) The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Buzz Feed
  • Kids Are A Trip
  • Solosophie
  • Solutions

Alexandre Dumas’s most famous tale— and possibly the most famous historical novel of all time— in a handsome hardcover volume. This swashbuckling epic of chivalry, honor, and derring-do, set in France during the 1620s, is richly populated with romantic heroes, unattainable heroines, kings, queens, cavaliers, and criminals in a whirl of adventure, espionage, conspiracy, murder, vengeance, love, scandal, and suspense. Dumas transforms minor historical figures into larger- than-life characters: the Comte d’Artagnan, an impetuous young man in pursuit of glory; the beguilingly evil seductress “Milady”; the powerful and devious Cardinal Richelieu; the weak King Louis XIII and his unhappy queen—and, of course, the three musketeers themselves, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, whose motto “all for one, one for all” has come to epitomize devoted friendship. With a plot that delivers stolen diamonds, masked balls, purloined letters, and, of course, great bouts of swordplay, The Three Musketeers is eternally entertaining.

6 .) All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Bub
  • Book Club
  • Goodreads
  • My French Life
  • Solosophie
  • Solutions

When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance.

5 .) Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzz Feed
  • Fluent U
  • Goodreads
  • Kids Are A Trip
  • Kids Travel Books
  • Solutions

It has been said that Victor Hugo has a street named after him in virtually every town in France. A major reason for the singular celebrity of this most popular and versatile of the great French writers is Les Misérables (1862). In this story of the trials of the peasant Jean Valjean—a man unjustly imprisoned, baffled by destiny, and hounded by his nemesis, the magnificently realized, ambiguously malevolent police detective Javert—Hugo achieves the sort of rare imaginative resonance that allows a work of art to transcend its genre.

4 .) A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Buzz Feed
  • Female Scriblerian
  • Goodreads
  • Kids Are A Trip
  • Solosophie
  • The Simple Luxurious Life
  • Trip Fiction

In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January’s frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine.

3 .) Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Bub
  • Buzz Feed
  • Goodreads
  • Kids Are A Trip
  • Solosophie
  • Solutions
  • Stories From The City

The first two stories of a masterwork once thought lost, written by a pre-WWII bestselling author who was deported to Auschwitz and died before her work could be completed. By the early l940s, when Ukrainian-born Irène Némirovsky began working on what would become Suite Française—the first two parts of a planned five-part novel—she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz: a month later she was dead at the age of thirty-nine. Two years earlier, living in a small village in central France—where she, her husband, and their two small daughters had fled in a vain attempt to elude the Nazis—she’d begun her novel, a luminous portrayal of a human drama in which she herself would become a victim.

2 .) The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Club
  • Bustle
  • Goodreads
  • Kids Are A Trip
  • My French Life
  • Red Online
  • Solutions

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking and fast-living life of Jazz Age Paris, which hardly values traditional notions of family and monogamy. Surrounded by beautiful women and competing egos, Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history, pouring all the richness and intensity of his life with Hadley and their circle of friends into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises. Hadley, meanwhile, strives to hold on to her sense of self as the demands of life with Ernest grow costly and her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Despite their extraordinary bond, they eventually find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage—a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hard for. A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.

1 .) A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bustle
  • Goodreads
  • Hasty Book List
  • Huffington Post
  • Localers
  • Red Online
  • Solosophie
  • Solutions

Hemingway’s memories of his life as an unknown writer living in Paris in the twenties are deeply personal, warmly affectionate and full of wit. Looking back not only at his own much younger self, but also at the other writers who shared Paris with him – James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald – he recalls the time when, poor, happy and writing in cafes, he discovered his vocation. Written during the last years of Hemingway’s life, his memoir is a lively and powerful reflection of his genius that scintillates with the romance of the city.

The 400+ Additional Best Books About France


# Books Authors Lists
(Books Appear On 2 List Each)
24 A Hero of France Alan Furst Book Bub
Stories From The City
25 A Lion in Paris Kids Travel Books
Mama Loves Paris
26 A Walk in Paris Kids Travel Books
Mama Loves Paris
27 Adèle & Simon Barbara McClintock Barnes & Noble
Kids Travel Books
28 Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris Sarah Turnbull Goodreads
29 Black Bazaar Stories From The City
Stories From The City
30 Charlotte Gray Sebastian Faulks Book Bub
31 E is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet Helen L. Wilbur Kids Are A Trip
Kids Travel Books
32 Eloise in Paris Kay Thompson Kids Are A Trip
Kids Travel Books
33 Five Quarters of the Orange Joanne Harris France Travel Guide
Thought Co.
34 Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures #11: Framed in France Jeff Brown Kids Are A Trip
Kids Travel Books
35 Fouché Stefan Zweig Buzz Feed
Kids Travel Books
36 France ABCs Kids Travel Books
Table Life Blog
37 Giovanni’s Room James Baldwin Localers
38 Henry Miller Stories From The City
39 Hunting and Gathering Anna Gavalda Buzz Feed
Stories From The City
40 Irène Nemirovsky Stories From The City
41 Joanne Harris Stories From The City
42 Kiki and Coco in Paris Kids Travel Books
Mama Loves Paris
43 Last Christmas in Paris Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb Goodreads
Hasty Book List
44 Lessons in French Hilary Reyl Bustle
Red Online
45 Letters from My Windmill Alphonse Daudet Buzz Feed
Female Scriblerian
46 Lilac Girls Martha Hall Kelly Book Bub
47 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert Buzz Feed
Fluent U
48 Madame Tussaud Michelle Moran Book Club
49 Marie Antoinette Stefan Zweig Buzz Feed
Kids Travel Books
50 Murder on the Eiffel Tower Claude Izner Bustle
Mac Millan
51 My Father’s Glory and My Mother’s Castle Marcel Pagnol Buzz Feed
Female Scriblerian
52 Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo Localers
Red Online
53 Paris France Gertrude Stein Huffington Post
Red Online
54 Paris to the Moon Adam Gopnik Buzz Feed
Huffington Post
55 Raymond Queneau Stories From The City
56 Seeking Whom He May Devour Fred Vargas Goodreads
57 The Alice Network Kate Quinn Book Bub
The Cat Who Walked Across France
Mama Loves Paris
Table Life Blog
59 The Cleaner of Chartres Salley Vickers Goodreads
Kids Are A Trip
60 The Flaneur Edmund White Huffington Post
61 The Garden of Eden Ernest Hemingway Female Scriblerian
The Culture Trip
62 The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot Alice Provensen Kids Are A Trip
Table Life Blog
63 The Horseman on the Roof Jean Giono Buzz Feed
64 The House I Loved Tatiana de Rosnay Bustle
Mac Millan
65 The Iron King Maurice Druon Book Club
66 The Mandarins Simone de Beauvoir Buzz Feed
Stories From The City
67 The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. Sandra Gulland Book Club
My French Life
68 The Most Beautiful Walk in the World John Baxter Goodreads
Hasty Book List
69 The Paris Architect Charles Belfoure Book Bub
Book Club
70 This is Paris Miroslav Sasek Barnes & Noble
Table Life Blog
71 Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Therese Anne Fowler Mac Millan
72 Zazie in the Metro Raymond Queneau Buzz Feed
Stories From The City
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
73 ‘Chocolat‘ Joanne Harris Solosophie
74 60 Million French Frenchmen Can’t be Wrong: Why We Love France But Not The French Jean-Benoît Nadeau Solosophie
75 A Bridge Across the Ocean Susan Meissner Book Bub
76 A French Affair: The Paris Beat 1965-1998 Mary Blume France Travel Guide
77 A French Girl in New York (The French Girl #1) Anna Adams Goodreads
78 A good read Stories From The City
79 A Goose in Toulouse: and Other Culinary Adventures in France Mort Rosenbaum France Travel Guide
80 A Man’s Head (Maigret) Solutions
81 A Novel Bookstore (Paperback) Laurence Cossé Goodreads
82 A Paris Apartment Michele Gable Mac Millan
83 A Place of Greater Safety Wikipedia
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg
Kids Are A Trip
85 A Secret Kept Tatiana de Rosnay Mac Millan
86 A Sun for the Dying Stories From The City
A Walk in Monet’s Garden by Francesca Crespi
Kids Are A Trip
88 Adele and Simon Mama Loves Paris
89 Alain Mabanckou Stories From The City
90 Alan Furst Stories From The City
All Aboard! Paris: A French Primer
Kids Travel Books
92 Always enjoyable Stories From The City
93 An American Marriage Tayari Jones Goop
94 An Officer and a Spy (Hardcover) Robert Harris Goodreads
95 Anatole over Paris Kids Travel Books
96 Anna and the French Kiss Solutions
97 Anna Gavalda Stories From The City
98 Antoine Laurain Stories From The City
99 Anything Considered Peter Mayle Thought Co.
100 Arch of Triumph Stories From The City
101 Aspects of Provence James Pope-Hennessy Solosophie
102 Asterix The Gaul Buzz Feed
103 At the Edge of Summer Jessica Brockmole Book Club
104 Babar Loses His Crown Mama Loves Paris
105 Bar Balto Stories From The City
106 Becoming Marie Antoinette Juliet Grey Book Club
107 Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris A.J. Liebling Huffington Post
108 Billie Stories From The City
109 Billy Budd Wikipedia
110 Birdsong (Paperback) Sebastian Faulks Goodreads
111 Bitter Almonds Stories From The City
112 Black Venus James MacManus Mac Millan
113 Blackberry Wine Joanne Harris Thought Co.
Blossom and Beenie Go To Paris
Kids Travel Books
115 Bonjour Happiness Jamie Cat Callan
The Simple Luxurious Life
116 Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (Audiobook) Pamela Druckerman Goodreads
117 Brotherhood of Fear Paul Grossman Mac Millan
Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir
Kids Are A Trip
119 Capturing the Light Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport Mac Millan
Carol Drinkwater on her writing process
121 Celestine: Voices from a French Village Gillian Tindall France Travel Guide
Cezanne and the Apple Boy by Laurence Anholt
Kids Are A Trip
123 Charlotte in Giverny Kids Travel Books
124 Charlotte in Paris Kids Travel Books
125 Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win Jo Piazza Goop
126 Chasing Cézanne Peter Mayle Thought Co.
127 Chasing Degas Kids Travel Books
128 Chéri Colette Localers
Christian Louboutin Nail Bar at Mandarin Oriental Paris
Bonjour Paris
130 Christmas in France Kids Travel Books
131 City of Darkness and Light Rhys Bowen Mac Millan
132 City Trails – Paris Kids Travel Books
133 Claire Messud Yahoo
134 Classic of gay literature Stories From The City
135 Claude & Camille Stephanie Cowell Bustle
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Mac Millan
137 Code Name Verity Elizabeth Wein Book Bub
138 Colonel Chabert Honoré de Balzac Buzz Feed
139 Crepes by Suzette Kids Travel Books
140 Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand Buzz Feed
141 Daft Punk Dina Santorelli Mac Millan
142 Dangerous Liaisons Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Solosophie
143 Death on the Riviera John Bude Female Scriblerian
144 Desmond (novel) Wikipedia
145 Different Like Coco Kids Travel Books
Dodsworth in Paris by Tim Egan
Kids Are A Trip
147 Dominique Lapierre Stories From The City
148 Dora Bruder Stories From The City
149 Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of J B Kennedy, S Sontag, & A Davis – (2012) Alice Kaplan My French Life
150 Dreams from the Endz Stories From The City
151 Eleanor Clark Yahoo
152 Ellie’s Paris Adventure Kids Travel Books
153 Emergency Contact Mary H. K. Choi Goop
154 Emma in Paris Mama Loves Paris
155 Erich Maria Remarque Stories From The City
Escape to Western Australia with The Light Between Oceans
157 Every Frenchman Has One (Hardcover) Olivia De Havilland Goodreads
158 Faïza Guène – Stories From The City
Favorite Covered Markets in Paris
Bonjour Paris
160 Find Out About France Kids Travel Books
First Time in Paris? Helpful Hints for your Trip
Bonjour Paris
162 Florida Lauren Groff Goop
163 Flowers of Evil Charles Baudelaire Huffington Post
164 Follow Us! Mac Millan
France, A Kid’s Picture Book About France
Kids Travel Books
166 France, A Love Story: Women Write About the French Experience Camille Cusumano France Travel Guide
167 Francoise Sagan Yahoo
168 French Coast Anita Hughes Trip Fiction
French Etiquette: The Dos and the Don’ts from an Insider’s Perspective
Bonjour Paris
170 French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley Linda Kovic-Skow Trip Fiction
171 French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew Peter Mayle
The Simple Luxurious Life
172 Georges Perec Stories From The City
173 Girl on the Golden Coin Marci Jefferson Mac Millan
174 Gustave Flaubert Yahoo
175 Harry and Lulu Mama Loves Paris
176 Henri’s Walk to Paris Kids Travel Books
177 Hidden Gardens of Paris Susan Cahill Mac Millan
178 Holiday in a Coma / Love Lasts Three Years Frédéric Beigbeder Buzz Feed
179 Hotel Pastis Peter Mayle Thought Co.
180 How to be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits Caroline de Maigret, Anne Berest, Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan Solosophie
181 I Am, I Am, I Am Maggie O’Farrell Goop
182 I’ve Been Thinking Maria Shriver Goop
If you were me and lived in… France…
Kids Travel Books
184 Immediate bestseller Stories From The City
185 Imogen Jilly Cooper The Culture Trip
In Fashion: Cool Photography Exhibit at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris
Bonjour Paris
187 In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust Buzz Feed
In the Reign of Terror: The Adventures of a Westminster Boy
189 In the Shadow of Paris Claude Izner Mac Millan
190 Ingredients of Love Nicholas Barreau Mac Millan
191 Instructions for Visitors: Life and Love in a French Town Helen Stevenson France Travel Guide
Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Kids Are A Trip
193 Is Paris Burning? Stories From The City
194 J’accuse Graham Greene The Culture Trip
195 Jacquot and the Waterman Martin O’Brien Trip Fiction
196 James Baldwin Stories From The City
Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources by Marcel Pagnol
198 Jean-Claude Izzo Stories From The City
199 Jell-O Girls Allie Rowbottom Goop
200 Joan of Arc Diane Stanley Barnes & Noble
201 Joel Dicker Yahoo
202 Joie de Vivre Harriet Welty Rochefort Mac Millan
203 Julian Barnes Stories From The City
204 Just Like Tomorrow Stories From The City
205 Kate Muir Stories From The City
KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Paris, France
Kids Travel Books
207 Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow (U Faïza Guène Buzz Feed
Kiki & Coco’s Guide to Paris: A Travel Journal for You and Your Doll
Kids Travel Books
209 L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home (Hardcover) David Lebovitz Goodreads
210 L’Homme aux cercles bleus (Commissaire Adamsberg, #1) Fred Vargas Goodreads
L’Amant, The Lover by Marguerite Duras
212 L’Étranger” Fluent U
La Bête Humaine – By Emile Zola
214 La Cousine Bette” Fluent U
215 La Gloire de mon père” Fluent U
216 La Place de L’Étoile Stories From The City
217 Labyrinth Kate Mosse Solosophie
218 Larry Collins Stories From The City
219 Last Chance in the Pyrenees Julia Stagg Trip Fiction
220 Laurence Cossé Stories From The City
Le Chevalier de Maison-Rouge
222 Le Comte de Monte-Cristo” Fluent U
223 Leap & Hop Paris Kids Travel Books
224 Left Bank Stories From The City
Les Etangs de Corot: A Bucolic Hotel Haven just outside Paris
Bonjour Paris
226 Les Fleurs du mal” Fluent U
227 Les Liaisons Dangereuses Choderlos de Laclos Buzz Feed
228 Let’s Visit Paris! Kids Travel Books
229 Letters from Paris (Paperback) Juliet Blackwell Goodreads
230 Life A User’s Manual Stories From The City
231 Life, Only Better Stories From The City
232 Lily & Baa in Paris Kids Travel Books
Literary Lives in the City of Light
Stories From The City
234 Little Jewel Stories From The City
235 Little Panic Amanda Stern Goop
236 Look What Came From France Kids Travel Books
237 Lost in Paris Kids Travel Books
238 Lynne Sheene Stories From The City
239 M.F.K. Fisher Yahoo
Macarons and More: New Workshops at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
Bonjour Paris
241 Madam, Will You Talk? Mary Stewart Female Scriblerian
242 Madame Martine Mama Loves Paris
243 Madeleine’s War Peter Watson Book Club
244 Madeline’s Christmas Kids Travel Books
245 Mademoiselle Chanel Solutions
246 Maigret on the Riviera Georges Simenon The Culture Trip
247 Manhunt Kids Travel Books
248 Metroland Stories From The City
249 Metronome Lorànt Deutsch Mac Millan
Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat
Kids Travel Books
251 Miranda Road Stories From The City
252 Mission to Paris Stories From The City
253 Mistress of the Revolution Catherine Delors Book Club
Monsieur Saguette and His Baguette
Table Life Blog
255 Montmartre studio Stories From The City
Monuments that tell Stories of Paris
Kids Travel Books
257 Mr. Churchill’s Secretary (Maggie Hope Mystery, #1) Susan Elia MacNeal Goodreads
258 Murder on the Quai Cara Black Solosophie
259 Muriel Barbery Stories From The City
260 My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine (Hardcover) Kate Betts Goodreads
261 My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories (Hardcover) David Lebovitz Goodreads
262 My personal favourites Stories From The City
263 Mythologies Roland Barthes Buzz Feed
264 Nana Emile Zola Localers
265 Napoleon: Life, Legacy, and the Image Alan Forrest Mac Millan
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Mama Loves Paris
Night of the New Magicians, Magic Treehouse #35 by Mary Pope Osborne
Kids Are A Trip
268 Ninety-Three Wikipedia
269 No One Tells You This Glynnis MacNicol Goop
270 Nude Picnic in Paris Mama Loves Paris
271 Occupation Trilogy Stories From The City
272 Paris Solutions
273 Paris (Paperback) Edward Rutherfurd Goodreads
274 Paris by Edward Rutherfurd Kids Are A Trip
275 Paris down-and-outs Stories From The City
276 Paris in the Present Tense – (2017) Mark Helprin My French Life
Paris In the Spring with Picasso
Table Life Blog
278 Paris Journal 1956-1964 Janet Flanner (Genêt) Huffington Post
279 Paris Letters (Paperback) Janice Macleod Goodreads
280 Paris Nocturne Stories From The City
281 Paris Time Capsule (Kindle Edition) Ella Carey Goodreads
282 Paris Twilight Russ Rymer Bustle
283 Paris, Baby! Kirsten Lobe Mac Millan
284 Passing Love Jacqueline E. Luckett Book Club
Pastry in Paris: The Best Saint Honoré Pâtisserie in the City
Bonjour Paris
286 Patrick Modiano Stories From The City
287 Pedigree Stories From The City
288 Père Goriot Honoré de Balzac Localers
289 Perfume Patrick Suskind France Travel Guide
Peter Mayle’s Caper Mystery series:
The Simple Luxurious Life
291 Philippe Claudel Yahoo
292 Philosophy in the Bedroom Marquis de Sade Buzz Feed
Phrase Book with useful French phrases
294 Pierre Lemaitre Yahoo
295 Pierrot Mon Ami Stories From The City
296 Poem to post-war Paris Stories From The City
297 Priscilla, The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in War Time France – (2013) Nicholas Shakespeare My French Life
298 Pure – (2011) Andrew Miller My French Life
299 Quiet Corners of Paris: Unexpected Hideaways, Secret Courtyards, Hidden Gardens Jean-Christophe Napais Trip Fiction
300 Quiet Days in Clichy Stories From The City
301 Reader for Hire (Paperback) Raymond Jean Goodreads
302 Really lovely Stories From The City
303 Red Gold Stories From The City
304 Ring Roads Stories From The City
305 Riviera Stories: Just Below the Surface Debra Moffitt Female Scriblerian
306 Scaramouche (novel) Wikipedia
307 Second Harvest Jean Giono Trip Fiction
Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: The Mystery of the Mona Lisa: France Book 3 by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Kids Are A Trip
309 Seducing Ingrid Bergman Chris Greenhalgh Mac Millan
310 Selling Dreams Suzanne O’Leary Trip Fiction
311 Simone de Beauvoir Stories From The City
Snowy Snow Leopard’s – Paris Adventure Book
Mama Loves Paris
Solo Travel, Train Stations, and Dining at the Gare du Nord…
Bonjour Paris
314 Somewhere in France Jennifer Robson Book Club
315 Somewhere in France (The Great War #1) Jennifer Robson Goodreads
316 Stealing Mona Lisa Carson Morton Mac Millan
Suspended Sentences: Three Novellas
Stories From The City
318 Tartuffe” Fluent U
319 Tatiana de Rosnay Stories From The City
320 That Kind of Mother Rumaan Alam Goop
321 The Accursed Kings Maurice Druon Buzz Feed
322 The Art of Sleeping Alone Sophie Fontanel Buzz Feed
323 The Assassin in the Marais Claude Izner Mac Millan
324 The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Gertrude Stein Localers
325 The Baker’s Secret Stephen P. Kiernan Book Bub
326 The Beekeeper’s Promise (Audio CD) Fiona Valpy Goodreads
327 The Book of Lost and Found (Paperback) Lucy Foley Goodreads
328 The Café of Lost Youth Stories From The City
329 The Castle Conundrum Franklin W. Dixon Barnes & Noble
330 The Count of Chanteleine Wikipedia
331 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown Solosophie
332 The Devil’s Queen Jeanne Kalogridis Book Club
333 The Disappearance at Pere-Lachaise Claude Izner Mac Millan
334 The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau – (2014) Graeme Macrae Burnet My French Life
335 The Elementary Particles (U Michel Houellebecq Buzz Feed
336 The Ensemble Aja Gabel Goop
337 The Fall Albert Camus Buzz Feed
The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
Kids Are A Trip
339 The Favorite Sister Jessica Knoll Goop
340 The Female Persuasion Meg Wolitzer Goop
341 The Flight of Icarus Stories From The City
342 The Flowers of Evil Charles Baudelaire Buzz Feed
343 The Fly-Truffler Gustaf Sobin Thought Co.
344 The Forgotten Summer Penguin
345 The French Beauty Solution Mathilde Thomas
The Simple Luxurious Life
346 The French War Bride Robin Wells Book Club
The Giraffe that Walked to Paris
Mama Loves Paris
348 The Girl at the Lion d’Or (Paperback) Sebastian Faulks Goodreads
349 The Gods Are Athirst Wikipedia
350 The Golden Hour (novel) Wikipedia
351 The Great Alone Kristin Hannah Goop
352 The House at Zaronza Vanessa Couchman Trip Fiction
353 The House in France: A Memoir Gully Wells Solosophie
354 The House of Mirth Edith Wharton The Culture Trip
355 The Hundred-Foot Journey (Hardcover) Richard C. Morais Goodreads
356 The Invisible Bridge (Audiobook) Julie Orringer Goodreads
The Josephine Baker Suite at Le Bristol Paris
Bonjour Paris
The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, A World War II Soldier by Walter Dean Myers
Kids Are A Trip
359 The Lacemaker and the Princess Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Barnes & Noble
360 The Ladies’ Paradise Emile Zola Buzz Feed
361 The Ladies’ Delight Emile Zola Red Online
362 The Lady and the Unicorn (Paperback) Tracy Chevalier Goodreads
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
Kids Are A Trip
364 The Last Life Claire Messud Thought Co.
365 The Lavender Keeper Fiona McIntosh Book Bub
366 The Life Before Us Romain Gary (Emile Ajar) Buzz Feed
367 The Light of Paris (Hardcover) Eleanor Brown Goodreads
368 The Little Black Book of Paris Vesna Neskow Solosophie
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Richard Howard
Kids Are A Trip
370 The Lollipop Shoes Stories From The City
371 The Lost Estate Henri Alain-Fournier Buzz Feed
372 The Loveday Trials Wikipedia
373 The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris (Paperback) Jenny Colgan Goodreads
374 The Man in the Velvet Mask Wikipedia
The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
376 The Marriage of Opposites (Hardcover) Alice Hoffman Goodreads
377 The Matchmaker of Perigord Julia Stuart France Travel Guide
378 The Milliner’s Secret (Paperback) Natalie Meg Evans Goodreads
379 The Mole: The Cold War Memoir of Winston Bates Peter Warner Mac Millan
380 The Montmartre Investigation Claude Izner Mac Millan
381 The Night Watch Stories From The City
382 The Oracle Glass Judith Merkle Riley Book Club
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
Kids Are A Trip
384 The Paris Winter Imogen Robertson Book Club
385 The Perfume Collector Solutions
386 The Perfume Lover Denyse Beaulieu Mac Millan
387 The President’s Hat Stories From The City
388 The Queen of the Night Alexander Chee Book Club
389 The Queen’s Dwarf Ella March Chase Mac Millan
390 The Race for Paris – (2015) Meg Waite Clayton My French Life
391 The Rain Watcher Tatiana de Rosnay My French Life
392 The Razor’s Edge M. Somerset Maugham The Culture Trip
393 The Red and the Black Stendhal Buzz Feed
394 The Red Necklace Wikipedia
395 The Red Notebook Stories From The City
396 The Reinvention of Love – (2011) Helen Humphreys My French Life
397 The Riches of France Maribeth Clemente Mac Millan
398 The Rough Guide to France Solosophie
The Royal Diaries: Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles by Kathryn Lasky
Kids Are A Trip
400 The Scarlet Pimpernel Wikipedia
401 The Sea Garden Deborah Lawrenson Female Scriblerian
402 The Search Warrant Stories From The City
403 The Secret Daughter of Tsar Jennifer Laam Mac Millan
404 The Shadow of Doctor Syn Wikipedia
405 The Spy Who Loved Clare Mulley Mac Millan
406 The Summer Queen Elizabeth Chadwick Book Club
407 The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway Buzz Feed
408 The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious and Perplexing City David Lebovitz Huffington Post
409 The Templars’ Last Secret (Bruno, Chief of Police, #10) Martin Walker Goodreads
410 The Three Evangelists (Three Evangelists, #1) Fred Vargas Goodreads
411 The Traitor Stephen Coonts Mac Millan
412 The Tree of Love Solutions
413 The Tropic of Cancer Stories From The City
414 The Wanderess Solutions
415 The World at Night Stories From The City
Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris by Thea Stilton
Kids Are A Trip
417 Thérèse Raquin” Fluent U
418 Three Strong Women Marie NDiaye Buzz Feed
419 To Dance with Kings Rosalind Laker Book Club
420 Total Chaos Jean-Claude Izzo The Culture Trip
421 Trapeze Simon Mawer Book Bub
422 Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller Localers
423 Two Towns in Provence M.F.K. Fisher France Travel Guide
Uber Wants to Bring Flying Taxis to Paris
Bonjour Paris
425 Une sorte de justice Wikipedia
426 Vivid and energetic Stories From The City
Voyages de Noces, Honeymoon by Patrick Modiano
428 We Were Heroes: The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, a World War II Soldier, Normandy, France, 1944 Walter Dean Myers Barnes & Noble
Win a Family Hotel Stay a Stone’s Throw from Disneyland Paris
Bonjour Paris
430 You Think It, I’ll Say It Curtis Sittenfeld Goop
431 Zade Stories From The City
Zarafa: The Giraffe Who Walked to the King
Table Life Blog

31 Best French Book Sources/Lists

Source Article
Barnes & Noble Oui, Oui: 9 Favorite Children’s Books Set in France – The B&N Kids Blog
Bonjour Paris Best Books Set in Paris: Novels, Memoirs, Biographies and More
Book Bub 15 World War 2 Books Set in France – BookBub Blog
Book bub 2 20 Historical Fiction Books Set in France – BookBub
Bustle 11 Books That Will Make You Feel Like You’re In France, In Honor Of …
Buzz Feed 40 Books That Will Make You Want To Visit France – BuzzFeed
Female Scriblerian 10 Best Books Set in The French Riviera | The Female Scriblerian
Fluent U 10 Classic French Books That Pack a Punch for Learners Today
France Travel Guide 9 Books About France You’ll Love – France Travel Guide
Goodreads Popular Books Set In France Shelf – Goodreads
Goop 13 Great Books Set in France | Goop
Hasty Book List 5 Books to Read Set in France – Book Review – Hasty Book List
Huffington Post 10 Books To Read Before You Go To Paris | HuffPost
Kids Are A Trip Books That Inspire Travel to France – Kids are a Trip
Kids Travel Books Children’s books set in France (+ language book recs)
Localers 10 Best Books Set In Paris – Localers
Mac Millan Mystery, Thrillers, fiction and nonfiction books set in France | St …
Mama Loves Paris Best picture books about Paris for kids – Mama Loves Paris
My French Life French summer reading list 2018: Top 11 English language books set …
Penguin Carol Drinkwater picks five books to transport you to France
Red Online Best books set in Paris | French literature | Books – Red Online
Solosophie 25 Breathtaking Books About France You Simply Must Read …
Solutions 19 Best books set in Paris, France 2018 – Softonic Solutions
Stories From The City Paris: the most recommended novels | Stories from the City
Table Life Blog Our Favorite Children’s Books about France – TableLifeBlog
The Culture Trip 10 Recommended Books Featuring the French Riviera – Culture Trip
The Simple Luxurious Life My 10 All-Time Favorite French Books – The Simply Luxurious Life®
Thought Co. Top Fiction Books Set in France – ThoughtCo
Trip Fiction Some of your favourite books set in France… Blog | TripFiction
Wikipedia Category:Novels set in the French Revolution – Wikipedia
Yahoo Armchair Traveler: Great Books Set in France in Honor of Bastille Day


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