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Cafe de Flore

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
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Address: 172 Bld Saint-Germain, Paris, France
Phone Number: 33-1-45-48-55-26
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7:30 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 1:30 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down...

This historic café captures the ambience of Paris of old all the way down to its cramped quarters.

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We went for drinks, sat at the terrace, paid 16 euros for water and hot chocolate and enjoyed the show The service was friendly and efficient Too bad French can sit and smoke... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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indian rocks beach fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The famous cafe de flore in Paris st Germain we were sitting next to french actor vincent Lindon was very pleasant they also have a menu in english

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So the people watching from this iconic cafe is quintessential but the arrogance to not even care when queried about the €7 charge for and egg cup size of warm milk is beyond the pale. There are plenty of other fantastic and friendly cafes from which to enjoy this beautiful city.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for drinks, sat at the terrace, paid 16 euros for water and hot chocolate and enjoyed the show The service was friendly and efficient Too bad French can sit and smoke outside on the terrace The people watch is fun Great show in Paris

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited Paris for my birthday this spring because it's my favourite city in the world and as a French student I love being able to use my skills and talk to the locals. My boyfriend and I came here one evening as I've always wanted to and it was amazing. The waiters were so kind and caring, I think... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is this a famous cafe but it's good as well, had the chance to stop in no reservations and we were seated immediately at a table overlooking the street, Nice place to stop after a hectic day of shopping

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Fearrington Village
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To me Paris is all about walking and sitting in cafes. Flore is one of my favorites. The location (on Boulevard Saint-Germain) is great for people watching. It is not always easy to get one of the preferred tables (facing Saint-Germain) so choosing something other than a peak hour can be wise. Cafes are generally not places to order meals... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nobody does outdoor cafe's better than Paris, France. This place is probably one of the most photographed cafes in Paris. So of course we had to do it! lol! Loved it! Cafe au lait with a croissant. The service was excellent and friendly, they saw us tourists coming a mile away and helped us achieve our fantasy. They did not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch. Shared a club sandwich, which was tasty. Asked for apple pie with ice cream. The apple pie tasted like left over from a super market. The ice cream came as two small scoops on a separate plate. The bill came, and we were charged 14 euros for the ice cream, compared to sandwich 12 euros,... More 

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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't have to be a fan of authors and philosophers and political public figures Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir to appreciate this cafe, although knowledge of Parisian intellectual life in the 1960s og 1970s will add a certain flavor to your visit, but having seen Woody Allen's movie Midnight in Paris will also help, the 60s and 70s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place never disappoints! We enjoyed people watching while we had a tasty lunch. The waiter was gracious and helpful. The food was delicious. Another wonderful dining experience in Paris.

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighborhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighborhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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