Throughout the world, Les Deux Magots embodies the true spirit of the Parisian Left Bank. The House has passed through various periods of history, while keeping a firm grip on its unique identity. First a novelty store in 1812, the locale became a cafe and liqueur bar and then a literary cafe.
The site of artists converging from distant lands since the end of the nineteenth century: Picasso, Prévert, Vian and even the New Wave enfants terribles, as well as members of the avant-garde, have gazed out from the Deux Magots outdoor terrace café at the passing crowds, while planning a new and better world or more simply trying to find inspiration.Order
This rich adventure is ongoing, as today’s celebrities from the publishing, cinema, press and fashion communities come here to savour the authentic French spirit.
This was true in 1935 when Paul Eluard introduced Dora Maar to Pablo Picasso. This was still the case when, in 2018, writer and musician Mathias Malzieu and contemporary artist Daria Nelson met for the first time at a certain table – now their favourite spot under the famous Deux Magots statues. Here, Les Deux Magots remains a place to meet, where all are seeking the same thing: a few moments of eternity and levity in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood.Offering
This book – a very perceptive and unconventional chronicle of Les Deux Magots as a Paris hotspot – also helps us dive into the fascinating history of the renowned neighbourhood that has always defined Paris.
Les Deux Magots is a Café in the heart of the very lively Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood – a family saga revolving around a century-old house, a place where French elegance is constantly being redefined, an institution where arts and letters are cherished, a crossroads of the arts and culture. This book is available in its French and English versions at the Café or through the Internet.Buy now
« Each time you set foot here,
Les Deux Magots Café has the power
to creatememories for the future
that will console you for the memories
that you will no longer experience »