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  Laperouse restaurant.
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  • Laperouse restaurant. - Paris
      Laperouse restaurant.
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  • Courtyard of no. 7 - Paris
      Courtyard of no. 7
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  • Rue des Grands Augustins 75006 Paris. - Paris
  • Engraving on the wall at no. 8 for Louis XIII. - Paris
      Engraving on the wall at no. 8 for Louis XIII.
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  • Entrance to "Roger the Frog's"!!!! - Paris
      Entrance to "Roger the Frog's"!!!!
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From the quai des Grands-Augustins down to rue st. André des arts this street of mainly 18th century buildings is full of history, taking its name from the convent that once stood here. At the beginning of the street is the famous restaurant Laperouse where such as Victor Hugo and Marcel Proust were known to dine. Some superb frescos on the outside walls. Down at no. 7, in the courtyard is the studio used by Picasso from 1937 to 1945 in which he painted "Guernica". Balzac situated one of his novels in the same building. There is a plate attached outside to attest this. Just opposite another graving tells us that Louis XIII was enthroned here, one hour after the assassination of his father Henri IV by Ravaillac in 1610.
Further along the street is another well-known restaurant called Roger la Grenouille (Roger the Frog) that you enter by a small cobbled courtyard.

St. Michel or Odeon are the closest metros.

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