The café de Flore is legendary, it has been the place for all literary meetings and philosophical debates for almost 50 years. It opened its doors in 1887. Around 1913, Guillaume Appolinaire settled there and transformed the ground floor into an editorial room. He created the magazine "Les soirées de Paris". In the 1930s, it was the turn of writers, painters and intellectuals to take over the premises. Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Prévert, Jean-Paul Sartre were among the regulars of the Flora. The world of cinema is not outdone and also takes hold of the places: Jane Fonda, Jean Seberg, Roman Polanski, Brigitte Bardot and Alain Delon are regulars of the Flora which is still one of the most legendary places in Paris
The covered passages are a Parisian invention. They were built between 1820 and 1840 to allow Parisians to be able to shop sheltered from the weather. These galleries with magnificent glass roofs and wrought iron lampposts became the meeting place for the Parisian bourgeoisie. And now, they allow us to plunge back into an era that is unfortunately over.
I totally fell in love with the retro facade of this restaurant. Located in the 4th district of Paris, near the Seine, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and Square Jean XXIII, the restaurant Au Vieux Paris. Its gourmet cuisine is typically French, inspired by the South West.