Les Deux Magots

Les Deux Magots (French for " the two dealers ", of, mahogany '= money, traders from the Far East, figure) is a famous Parisian cafe and restaurant in the district of Saint-Germain -des- Prés on the Boulevard Saint- Germain - Corner Place St. -Germain -des- Prés ( address: 6 Place Saint -Germain -des- Prés, F - 75006 Paris). His fame derives from encounters of famous writers, intellectuals and artists who for the first time in 1885, then later re- elected in the 1920s and 1930s, the early 1950s to its junction.

History and score

Café Les Deux Magots, whose name means " The two dealers " ( Chinese origin ) means and their wooden, almost life-size and lavish seated figures decorate the dining room of the café, derived from a commercial establishment Far East (mainly Chinese ) News and Arts and Crafts products from the year from 1812, which moved in 1873 from the Bucistraße 23 ( Rue de Buci ) of space at the Saint- Germain -des- Prés -Platz 6. From this period are the two seated figures mentioned come. Around 1885, the camp was converted into a café and local liqueur while maintaining the company's logo and name. Poets and writers of the time such as Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Stéphane Mallarmé and others met there and gave the restaurant its first celebrity. The reputation of the Deux Magots sat by surrealist artists such as André Breton continued, the ausersahen it as their meeting place, and later also by intellectuals such as André Gide, Jean Giraudoux, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean -Paul Sartre and visual artists such as Fernand Léger, which here frequently encountered were. Often guests were, among others, Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus and the painter Pablo Picasso, and later the director François Truffaut, guitarist Bob Welch and the Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco.

After the café had established his reputation, it was mainly visited by tourists, who believed that they may witness here an authentic bohemian, while the actual scene quickly shifted to other places. Today, it plays an important role in the cultural life of Paris, as evidenced by the annual award of its own, created in 1933 Deux Magots - Literature Prize ( Prix des Deux Magots ) is underlined for outstanding French writer. Raymond Queneau in 1933 was the first prize winner for his novel Le chiendent (English: The dog tooth).