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Closerie des Lilas

Closerie des Lilas Review

Now a popular and pricey bar-restaurant, the Closerie remains a staple of all Parisian literary tours. Commemorative plaques are bolted to the bar as if they were still saving seats for their former clientele: an impressive list of literati including Zola, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, Beckett, and, of course, Hemingway. ("Papa" wrote pages of The Sun Also Rises here and lived around the corner at 115 rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs.) Although the lilacs that once graced the garden—and shaded such habitués as Ingres, Whistler, and Cézanne—are gone, the terrace still opens onto a garden wall of luxuriant foliage. There is live music in the piano bar.

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  • Address: 171 bd. du Montparnasse, Montparnasse, Paris, 75006 | Map It
  • Phone: 01–40–51–34–50
  • Website:
  • Metro Vavin; RER: Port Royal.
  • Location: Montparnasse
Updated: 02-19-2014

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