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Les Deux Magots

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170 blvd, St Germain.

Named after the two wooden statues (the two magots) which still dominate the room, Les Deux Magots is one the most famous cafés in Paris. Jean-Paul Sartre, and Hemingway were both patrons in an earlier era.

Its rival - Café de Flore - is just next door.

Les Deux Magots

The famous Deux Magots (named after the two wise Chinamen just inside the entrance) was founded in 1875 and has been host to many writers, artists and philosophers in their early days including Hemingway, Mallarmé, Sartre and Picasso (who is said to have created Cubism here). Jim Morrison of the Doors spent alot of time here too.


Saint-Germain-des-Prés is an area of the VIe arrondissement of Paris, France, located around the church of the former Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Home to a number of famous cafés, such as Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore, the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area was the center of the existentialism movement (associated with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir) --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Germain-des-Pr%C3%A9s [Mar 2006]

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