Existential Paris

Old Apr 15th, 2008, 03:21 PM
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Existential Paris

I'm going to the Flore and Les Deux Magots, but what else is there to see associated with writers such as Sartre and de Beauvoir? Is there a book or a tour for this?
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Old Apr 15th, 2008, 03:25 PM
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I believe nothing ! They just sat there and talk about philosophy
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Old Apr 15th, 2008, 04:06 PM
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Here's a few more places associated with Sartre, de Beauvoir, et al.:

http://gridskipper.com/travel/paris/...ris-227484.php
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Old Apr 15th, 2008, 05:01 PM
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The Cafe des Editeurs always seems more "authentic" to me than Flore and Deux Magots, which are these days primarily tourist draws.
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Old Apr 15th, 2008, 05:14 PM
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I love the bar at Closeries des Lilas with the brass nameplates in the booths of the "regulars".

Also, L'Hotel, Oscar Wilde's last home. Great cocktail lounge and amazing circular staircase.
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You could go to Cimitere Montparnasse. Sartre and de Beauvoir are buried there together.
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Old Apr 15th, 2008, 07:21 PM
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Thank you, thank you.

My philosophies of life, religion, and politics have nothing in common with theirs, but, somehow, I find them fascinating.
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I love the Flore and have a long-time...20-plus year tradition of going there and having a kir royal...casis and champagne. I like to go at night. And now that there's no smoking, for the first time in over 30 years of going to Paris and 20-plus of going to the Flore, I could sit inside of the place. No more sitting out in the cold, drinking my kir or having a meal.

A French friend and I went in at around 11PM...the Thursday before Easter Sunday...and by midnight it was packed and a buzz. Happy Travels!
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I forgot to add that the Flore has a gift shop on the side street to it...rue Benoit. I've collected several Flore items throughout the decades...plates,glasses,etc...
I've never been next door to the Deux Magots...kind of strange I guess. Smiles. Happy Travels!
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like 2travel

last February i happened to walk around the Montparnasse cemetery and stumbled on the grave you talk of of Sarte and Simon

quite a nice find. Nothing fancy but nice.
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