Since 1884, “Les Deux Magots” – referring to two (deux) legendary statues (magots) physically perched on a pillar right in the middle of our literary café – seem to look upon and marvel at the rarefied excitement all around them – a famous landmark on Paris’ Left Bank.
These two wooden effigies have long witnessed inspiring encounters between artists and intellectuals gathering here from all over the world, who imagine and reinvent new lifestyles, create new literary and artistic trends and rethink and reconceive the world as it is – and as it could be.
Les Deux Magots, an almost mythical place, humming along to the rhythm of waiters’ comings and goings (almost like a choreographed ballet !), is delighted to welcome patrons from all corners of the world – along with local Parisians who all feel at home, making this café their very own, sharing a congenial moment together … the very essence of a café, for true meetings of mind and encountering kindred spirits !
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 …
OF OUR LITERARY CAFÉ
11 December 2023
The presentation of the prestigious Prix Apollinaire and Prix Apollinaire Découverte took place at Les Deux Magots on Monday November 13.
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