"We are passing the Deux Magots."
Les Deux Magots
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeLes Deux Magots - Credit: Serge Melki Flickr

Les Deux Magots is another infamous Parisian Café associated with the literary and artistic worlds. Situated in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area, it has operated as a café since 1914 and was most famously the haunt of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. In 1933 the Deux Magots Literary Prize was established, the first going to Raymond Queneau for Le Chiendent. The café’s name derives from the premises’ original function as a silk drapery: ‘magots’ being Chinese travelling sales people. The cafe is still in business.

Magot statues, interior
Creative Commons AttributionMagot statues, interior - Credit: Donar Reiskoffer