Les Deux Magots

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EVERY DAY: 7:30 A.M. - 1 A.M.
+33 1 45 48 55 25 | WEBSITE

On a big left bank boulevard overlooking the Saint-Germain-des-Prés church, this iconic Parisian café counted Hemingway, Simone de Beauvoir, Sartre, Albert Camus and even Pablo Picasso amongst its regulars (and before that, Rimbaud and Verlaine). Today, the waiters in their black jackets and floor length white aprons fulfill every fantasy of brusque cafés garçons, and they’ll deliver traditional bistro fare and a proper pastis to the tables that spread across the outdoor terrace. Across the way is Café de Flore, another intellectual hangout, and Les Deux Magots’ longstanding rival.

Known For
  • historic
  • outdoor / patio
  • full menu
What to drink
The Hemingway Special (rum, lime, grapefruit and maraschino).
Honoring the literary giants that made the café their second home, Les Deux Magots established Le Prix des Deux Magots in 1933, a prestigious literary prize. So get a drink and pull out a pen.