DALLAS, Jan 26, 2008 / FW/ — Saint-Germain-Des-Prés, a magical word even in the romantic city of Paris. Located at the Left Bank of the river Seine, it is a unique district of Paris, where various movements of artistic and literary creation kept close and intermingled in a universe of freedom.
At its heart, and one of its famous landmarks is Café de Flore, which has a rightful claim to be the heart of the Existentialist Movement. Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Camus amongst others regularly met here.
Established in 1887, it is believed that its name came from a small divinity sculpture that was on the end of the boulevard. At the end of the nineteenth century, Charles Mauras, who, lived at the second floor, wrote his book entitled “Under the Flore sign”.
Where: 172 blvd, St Germain, 6th
Métro stop: St-Germain-des-Prés.
Open: 0700- 0130 Daily