In Paris, cafes aren’t just for sipping coffee or killing time, they define Parisian life itself. No visit to Paris would be complete without visiting famous Café de Flore. It is one of the oldest and the most prestigious coffeehouses in Paris.
Located at the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain and Rue Saint-Benoît, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 6th arrondissement, this place is a big celebrity hub and has been a hub for celebrities all over the globe. Sartre, de Beauvoir, and Hemingway used to linger over espressos as they penned their novels and pondered the meaning of life. Albert Camus and Pablo Picasso rubbed elbows in this very spot, Karl Lagerfeld shot the black and white campaign for Chanel, positioning Gisele Bundchen in front of it. Every year, the Flore welcomes the Prix de Flore (created by Frederic Beigbeder), rewarding a new young talent in literature.
I enjoyed sitting here, in the amazing atmosphere of Café de Flore, always busy, always interesting, just drinking coffee and watching the world go by.