The Procope : Paris oldest' café

Created in 1686, the Procope is the oldest café in the city. Many famous writers, artists and politicians used to come here to drink coffee and to discuss about Arts, philosophy and politics. Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, would come very often, meeting here with the French philosophers such as Voltaire, Rousseau and Montesquieu. During the French revolution, the revolutionaries used to get together in the café and the famous guillotine machine was invented nearby.

Duration : 1 hour Meal included Skip-the-line access Photos allowed
Meeting point

Place Henri Mondor, at the exit of the metro stop Odeon (line 4)

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