"Cafe" Walking Tip by Lilasel

Walking, Paris: 166 reviews and 208 photos

  Croissant and coffee in the morning
by Lilasel

Favorite thing: "The huge Paris world centres twice, thrice daily; it is at the café; it gossips at the café; it intrigues at the café; it plots, it dreams, it suffers, it hopes, at the café." Edward King

Fondest memory: The Parisian café was one of the most characteristic and significant aspects of social life during the 19th century. With the rebuilding of the Right Bank by Baron Haussmann during the 1850's, over 20,000 cafes sprung up and it was in the cafés, and on the café terraces, that everyone met to discuss art, theatre, music, politics and the pressing matters of the day.

Most famous cafes are located on St-Germain-des-Prés (Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots)

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 3, 2004
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