Café de Flore  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Café de Flore sits just off the Boulevard Saint-Germain, on the Rue Bonaparte, in Paris, France. Historically, it has been famed for its intellectual clientele.

The classic Art Deco interior of all red seating, mahogany and mirrors has changed little since World War II. Like its main rival, Les Deux Magots, it has hosted most of the French intellectuals during the post-war years. It is said that Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir would meet here and discuss their philosophy of existentialism over a drink. However, the modern equivalents of Sartre and de Beauvoir would not be seen dead in the Flore. Like Magots, the place has essentially become de facto American territory.

The Prix de Flore, a literary prize inaugurated by Frédéric Beigbeder in 1994, is awarded annually at the Café de Flore.

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