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Courtney Traub

Les Deux Magots: Tired Tourist Trap or Literary Bastion?

By January 26, 2013

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An erstwhile preferred meeting spot of Parisian intellectuals from Simone de Beauvoir and Sartre to Pablo Picasso, Les Deux Magots cafe has unfortunately become something of an overpriced tourist trap in recent years-- at least in this writer's estimation. But a while ago, I came across a program from Radio France Internationale that re-piqued my interest in St-Germain-des-Prés' legendary haunt. It gives us an intriguing look into the cafe's rich history, and possibly even helps remind us why it's still a relevant place today. You can listen to the program here.

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