The Deux Magots, the other café synonymous with literary and artistic life
This is the other well-known café which became and still remains a centre of the literary and artistic life in Saint Germain des Prés. Verlaine, Rimbaud and Mallarmé once frequented this great cultural landmark and enjoyed its coffee liqueurs. Ernest Hemingway came here as a young writer, and Pablo Picasso and James Joyce were regulars. The name of the place is represented by the two Chinese figurines that still adorn the interior. The café strengthened its connection with the Parisian literary scene when it gave its name to a major prize for the best new French novel. Created in 1933 in response to the Prix Goncourt, which at the time was considered too academic, it still opens the French literary year. Truly, this is an address with a rich history of inspiration and creativity and it’s just a short stroll away when you stay at the Hotel Monge. JR.
Les Deux Magots, 6 Place Saint Germain des Prés, Paris 7th
15 minutes from the Hotel Monge
Open daily from 7:30 to 1:00
Tel. 01 45 48 55 25
Photo: Les Deux Magots - Paris