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via Instagram Sometimes I feel that most of the modern philosophy and political & social thinking were shaped in Paris cafes. .
The café was opened in the 1880s, during the Third Republic. The name is taken from a sculpture of Flora, the goddess of flowers and the season of spring in Roman mythology, located on the opposite side of the boulevard. Authors Joris-Karl Huysmans and Remy de Gourmont were two of the first well-known regulars. In the late 19th century, Charles Maurras wrote his book Au signe de Flore on the café’s first floor, where in 1899 the Revue d’Action Française was also founded.[2]

The Café de Flore became a popular hub of famous writers and philosophers. Georges Bataille, Robert Desnos, Léon-Paul Fargue, Raymond Queneau were all regulars, and so was Pablo Picasso.[3] Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai was known to be a frequent patron of Café de Flore during his years in France in the 1920s.[4] The classic Art Deco interior of all red seating, mahogany and mirrors has changed little since World War II.

Café de Flore appeared in the 1963 film The Fire Within.
The café is mentioned in the 1975 song “Et mon père” by Nicolas Peyrac.
Amanda Lear filmed her music video “Égal” in Café de Flore in 1981.
The café was featured in the 3rd episode (“Paris”) of series 4 of Absolutely Fabulous in 2001.
The coffeehouse appeared in the lyrics of the 2002 song “L’Entarté” by Renaud.
It’s subject of Les Amants du Flore (2006), a film about Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.
Parts of the 2011 film Love Lasts Three Years were filmed in Café de Flore
#wcharaf September 19, 2019 at 03:02PM

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