"He told me of a very good place in the Boulevard Raspail"
Boulevard Raspail
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Crossing Boulevard Montparnasse, this Parisian street was named for the eminent 19th-century French doctor and politician, Francois-Vincent Raspail (1794-1878). Architecturally, buildings on the street are a mixture of Belle Époque opulence and Art Deco sleekness. The ornate sweep of the grander buildings drew harsh criticism from Le Corbusier in his seminal 1923 work Toward an Architecture, being the antithesis of his proto-Brutalist, utopian visions.