On a gorgeous summer afternoon,

 

 

 

there is nowhere more enjoyable to spend an hour or two

 

 

 

than the bustling terrace at the Les Deux Magots.

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a coffee, a small bite and watch the Parisians go by

 

 

 

under their iconic green awnings.

 

 

 

 

Les Deux Magots café is in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris.

 

 

 

 

Once the favored rendezvous spot of intellectuals Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, young writers,

 

 

 

 

 artists, and chefs such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce,

 

 

 

 

 

Pablo Picasso, Julia Child and Bertolt Brecht.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their slightly more “in” neighbor, the  Café de Flore is one of the oldest coffeehouses in Paris.

 

 

 

 

On the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue Saint-Benoît.

 

 

 

 

The classic Art Deco interior with the red seating, mahogany woods and mirrors

 

 

 

 

has changed little since World War II.

 

 

 

 

Also frequented by artists, writers and intellectuals, it is somewhat more popular.

 

 

 

 

 

 

But either one always has a full terrace in summer months.

 

 

 

Both are a beautiful bit of Parisian history and culture.

 

 

 

 

If you are in Paris, sitting on one of the outdoor terraces is pure joy!

 

 

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CAFE IN PARIS?

 

We’re back from a short but fabulous{!!} buying trip.

See the latest antiques soon !

 

 

 

à bientôt

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