From 22 to 26 of January, Paris will be invaded by a big range of wonderful brands with their new designs, as well as people from all over the world, professionals and non-professionals in the home design field with Maison & Objet! There is nothing more French than taking a few moments out of your day to sit with an espresso in one of the city’s thousands of cafes. The city of lights excels when it comes to cafe culture, from sitting out on the terrace of the historic Cafe de Flore to popping in to your favourite local bar for a classic grand crème and a croissant.
Indoors on a cozy banquette or out on a sunny terrace, drinking and people-watching is one of the most cherished past-times in France. The cafe makes a great refuge on rainy days in the city, too. While there are charming and unique spots, this list includes some of the classics – famed artists, writers and musicians frequented many of these traditional cafes, and most have done their best to retain that old glamour.
Find here a selection of the most iconic coffee shops!
Les Deux Magots
When Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir weren’t debating across the street at Cafe de Flore, they were lounging here, at this now- upscale hangout for tourists and the french elite. Grab a newspaper and a café crème, and plant yourself on the sunny terrace while you imagine the days when Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus and Pablo Picasso rubbed elbows in this very spot.