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Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London
  • Author(s): George Orwell
  • Location(s): London, Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1920s

You have talked so often of going to the dogs – and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.’ George Orwell’s vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris...

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Eiffel’s Tower

Eiffel’s Tower
  • Author(s): Jill Jonnes
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): Late 19th Century

Since it opened in May 1889, the Eiffel Tower has become an iconic image of modern times – as much a beacon of technological progress as an enduring symbol of Paris and French culture. But as engineer Gustave Eiffel...

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Eloise in Paris

Eloise in Paris
  • Author(s): Kay Thompson
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Hello Room Service, this is me Eloise. We’re going to Paris. France goodbye! And so, our favourite enfant terrible (sporting her foreign identification travel tag) says au revoir to the Plaza and embarks with Nanny and Weenie on a...

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Fatima’s Good Fortune

Fatima’s Good Fortune
  • Author(s): J & G Dryansky
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

She can change your life. If only she could change her own…deep in the heart of romantic Paris, in the elegant Sixteenth Arrondissement, at the top of a smart apartment building on Avenue Victor-Hugo, on the sixth floor at...

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Five Nights in Paris

Five Nights in Paris
  • Author(s): John Baxter
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

As he takes you through five of the city’s greatest neighborhoods—Montmartre, Montparnasse, the Marais, and more—Baxter shares pithy anecdotes about his life in France, as well as fascinating knowledge he has gleaned from leading literary tours of the city...

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French Lessons

French Lessons
  • Author(s): Ellen Sussman
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

The only thing that lasts is love, even when it’s gone. Three French tutors meet at a small café that spills out onto the sunny Parisian backstreet of Rue du Paradis. Nico, Philippe and Chantal meet here every Wednesday...

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From Here To Paris – Get Laid Off, Buy a Barge in France, Take It To Paris

From Here To Paris – Get Laid Off, Buy a Barge in France, Take It To Paris
  • Location(s): Burgundy, France, Paris

The perky young Vice President of Human Resources touched me on the shoulder and said, “Have a nice life.” That moment, standing in the parking lot with my personal possessions in a cardboard box and my severance papers stuffed...

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Girl In Danger

Girl In Danger
  • Author(s): Leigh Russell
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Lucy Hall’s first summer in Paris promises to be idyllic. She’s fallen in love with the city and enjoys her new job as an investigative reporter. When her friend Nina comes to stay, the girls look forward to a...

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Golden Earrings

Golden Earrings
  • Author(s): Belinda Alexandra
  • Location(s): Barcelona, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1930s and 1970s

Let me tell you a story…The granddaughter of Spanish refugees, who fled Barcelona after the Civil War, Paloma Batton is an attentive student of the Paris Opera Ballet, that is, until she is visited by a ghost …Leaving her...

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Hidden in Paris

Hidden in Paris
  • Author(s): Corine Gantz
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

In a tale of friendship, self-discovery and love, three women running away from their lives become unlikely friends in a beautiful house in the heart of Paris. Lost in France, a country she mistrusts, among French people she hardly...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020