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To celebrate its anniversary, Les Deux Magots tells its story through an exhibition paying tribute to the creative minds who frequented the place. You can discover it from April 30th to September 22th 2024.

A place at the crossroads of arts, Les Deux Magots is the stage of a great cultural theatre where great plays have been performed for 140 years. Nourished by the artistic aura of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, the Maison has welcomed the greatest names in literature, music, cinema and fashion : from the poet Paul Verlaine to the film director J.J. Abrams, and among others Ernest Hemingway, Simone de Beauvoir and Paul McCartney.

This retrospective is based on archive photos and goes from our origins, a novelty shop opened in 1813, to the literary café of today.

Traveling back in time


It is said that any thought that has ever crossed the mind of any visitor to the Deux Magots neighbourhood (which is imbued with truly unique charm) has lingered and endured even to this day – blending into the fragrance of hot chocolate and the echoes of soothing jazz music.

So, do not be surprised if, once you are comfortably relaxing on a red banquette seat, some traces of Picasso or Dora Maar inspire your daydreams with nostalgia, as you dine on truly Parisian specialties.

Or instead of sitting indoors, if you decide to choose a table on our outdoor café terrace, across from the historic church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, it might just happen that you are seized by a sudden urge to change the world ! Maybe a pinch of Jean-Paul Sartre’s or Simone de Beauvoir’s musings have got mixed in with the cinnamon in your tarte tatin …

Give in to the spell


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19 May 2024

The 2024 Spring Card


The spring menu at Les Deux Magots and its seasonal recipes to celebrate the return of fine weather, to be discovered from March 27, 2024.

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Discover this literary café in Paris, totally unique

Do you like letters, surrealists, places steeped in history, hot chocolate, tartar, historical Paris? You will love this Parisian literary café which has no equivalent in all of Paris.

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The brunch of the Deux Magots

The Deux Magots brunch, to be discovered every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. The program includes a gentle wake-up call, relaxation and pleasure, with a choice of two gourmet brunches on different themes.

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Where to drink the best hot chocolate in Paris?

Making hot chocolate with powder and hot water is within the reach of any bar in the capital. But good hot chocolates are rare in Paris. Come and discover the hot chocolate of Les Deux Magots.

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