Write here, right now in Paris

Write here, right now in Paris

Bestselling author Cara Black sets her mystery novels, featuring private investigator Aimée Leduc, in the elegant but edgy French capital. We asked her to spill on the secret spots she hides away in to write and draw creative inspiration.


Paris has attracted writers from Victor Hugo to Ernest Hemingway. What is it about the City of Light that inspires creative luminaries? Many say it’s the romance, the mystery, and the seductive backdrop of bistros and boulevards.

For more than 20 years, award-winning American novelist Cara Black has been coming to Paris on research trips to discover story lines for her Aimée Leduc mystery series. Here are Cara’s top five writeaways in the city she calls her second home.

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Text Simon Fry
Photos Cara Black, Unsplash, and iStock


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