Other famous cafés and restaurants
Le Fouquet's, Cloiserie des Lilas and Harry's Bar: interesting alternatives to consider.
Brimming with character
If you’re looking to discover other important bars and restaurants from the city’s literary past, head to number 99 on the Champs-Élysées where you’ll find Le Fouquet’s. This romantic and classic brasserie was James Joyce’s favourite. Alternatively, Cloiserie des Lilas is said to have been preferred by Lenin, Trotsky, Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway to name but a few of its distinguished regulars. Why not see it for yourself and sample its typical French bistro cuisine at number 171 on the Boulevard du Montparnasse. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Sartre and Bondin were also regularly spotted at another famous café; Harry’s Bar. This hundred-year-old bar in the Rue Daounou is known all over the city for its exquisitely prepared cocktails. Take a look at www.harrysbar.fr.