Le Procope claims to be the world's first coffee house. Founded in 1686 by the Sicilian Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli, its patrons have included Benjamin Franklin and Voltaire- who drank 40 cups of coffee every day- and the young Napoleon. Today it features Canadian lobster on the menu amongst other delicious things.
This is the oldest church in Paris, originating in 542. RénéDescartes is buried here, as well as the poet Nicolas Boileau and John Casimir, king of Poland.
This is a very famous café where many post-war French intellectuals and philosophers used to hang out. Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir developed their philosophy of existentialism here.
This café, a neighbor of Café de Flore, derives from the patronage of Surrealist artists and writers including Ernest Hemingway in the 1920s and 30s and existentialist writers and philosophers from the 50s.
Candy stalls on rue St-Germain.