Les Deux Magot : Croque Monsieur with a Side of History

By Tsz on December 18, 2011

Happiness (or more accurately, the state of gastrophoria) is dining al fresco at Les Deux Magots.

The name translates to “the two figurines,” which is exactly what you’ll find as you step inside their cozy dining room. Opened since 1813, Les Deux Magots is a beloved stomping ground for Paris’ literary and intellectual elite, such as Ernest Hemingway, Balzac and Pablo Picasso.

If you ever find yourself in need of inspiration and a good meal, sit outside, order a croque monsieur/madame and just watch. Nothing beats a simple yet well-executed ham and cheese tartine—especially when paired with a million-dollar view.

And if it happens to rain? Order an espresso, tuck yourself into the green awning and continue as you were.

Les Deux Magots
6 Place St Germain des Prés
75006 Paris
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