Follow in the footsteps of Hemingway, Hugo and more on this self-guided tour
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/04/2013 -- Writers from throughout the world found their muse in the City of Light.
Today, you can follow in their footsteps, and see for yourself why Hemingway, Hugo, and others wrote some of their best work in the following cafes and bars.
Les Deux Magots
This cafe is named for the two Chinese figures on its wall, remnants of the business´s former incarnation as a novelty shop prior to 1885.
Once frequented by Ernest Hemingway and Jean Paul Sartre, the establishment revels in its literary identity by offering an annual literary prize, a tradition since 1933.
The Cafe is also known for its excellent omelets, fresh orange juice, cakes and tortes.
Café de Flore
Located near Les Deux Magots, this cafe is also named for a figure, in this case the statue of a goddess located across the street.
The eatery was where Charles Maurras finished “Sous le Signe de Flore” and where Apollinaire and Salmon edited the arts review “Les Soirées de Paris.”
It was also the birthplace of the Dadaist movement.
Today, the cafe still features its red-leather benches, white pillars, and wide mirrors. Its menu includes croissants, soups, and salads.
A short distance from Le Monde newspaper´s offices, this restaurant was the haunt of Victor Hugo in the 1850s. A fresco there commemorates Hugo watching the former cabaret.
Today? LÁuberge Etchegorry offers primarily Basque dishes, including foie gras.
This brasserie is decorated with original paintings from the 1920s. It was, in its heyday, a hotbed of surrealist painters as well as a hangout for Camus and Hemingway.
Today, La Coupole features seafood platters among its menu offerings.
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