Ooh, La La!: I Love Paris (and France) Book List

Below is a list of fiction and nonfiction books set in France compiled by the Heights Libraries Matchmakers. If you have even a bit of Francophile in you, there is certainly a title on this list that will transport you to that wondrous land.


The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke

Chocolat: A Novel by Joanne Harris

Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner

The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McClain

Left Bank by Kate Muir

Suite Francaise: A Novel by Irene Nemirovsky and translated by Sandra Smith

The Matchmaker of Perigord: A Novel by Julia Stuart

French Lessons: A Novel by Ellen Sussman

The Book of Salt by Monique Truong


A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition by Ernest Hemingway

Paris in Love: A Memoir by Eloisa James

Petite Anglaise: A True Story by Catherine Sanderson

The Sharper your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World’s Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough

Le Road Trip: A Traveler’s Journal of Love and France by Vivian Swift

Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik

Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down by Rosecrans Baldwin

Almost French: Love and A New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull

The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France by Carol Drinkwater

Words in A French Life: Lessons in Love and Language from the South of France by Kristin Espinasse

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