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CAFÉS IN FRANCE
 
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AIX-EN-PROVENCE
LES DEUX GARCONS
Address: Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence 
Tel.: (33)(4)42260051 
The gold and ivory decor goes back to 1792, an exceptionally elegant interior. 

BORDEAUX
LE BAR DES QUATRE-SOEURS
Address: 6, Cours du 30 Juillet, Bordeaux 
There are napoleon III chairs, levelled glass, red vekvet. 
As early as 1850, Wagner, whose potrait hangs there, liked to come to this mahogany casket. A caramelized Bordeaux pastry called "Cannele" comes with the coffee. 
LE BAR DES QUINCONCES
Address: 4, Place des Quinconces, Bordeaux. 
Good rendez-vous. Well-appointed, chic and trendy. Bevelled windows, traces of earlier decorative schemes. 
LE GAULOIS
Address: 3, Place des Victoires, Bordeaux 
Lacy metal canopy interior in a mixture of styles, much loved by students. 

CLERMONT-FERRAND (Centre-Massif Central)
LE POCO LOCO
Address: 10, rue Fontgiere, 6300, Clermont-Ferrand 
Tel.: (33)(4)73363636 
Open from 20:00 
Have a drink before or after seeing a play at the Le Petit Velo Theater. 
They also offer blues, rock and sals concerts. 

LA ROCHELLE (West)
CAFE DE LA PAIX
Address: 58, rue Chandrier, La Rochelle 
Tel.: (33)(5)46413979 
Napoleon III decor, 1930's painted ceilings. Simenon (creator of Maigret) used to come here. 

PARIS
LE BRIN DE ZINC
Address: 50, rue Montorgeuil, 75005, Paris 
Tel.: (33)(1)42211080 
In the Les Halles district. Interesting star-patterned floor and tin-topped marble counter, engraved glass of 1900. Renovated. 
LE BAR DU CLOWN
Address: 114, rue Amelot, 75011, paris 
Next door to the Cirque d'Hiver. Ceramics. Tries to keep its special charm as aclub for circus lovers. 
Joel Vitte, an ex-antique dealer is the new owner. 
CAFE DE L'INDUSTRIE
Address: 12, rue Sedaine, 75011, Paris 
Gerard Le Flenn, traveller and film director, owns this little cafe of the 1880's which he has enlarged with the addition of two enormous rooms opening on a little indoor garden. 
It attracts all the yopung in-crowd of the Bastille district. The design combines a certain dreamy exoticism with strict ecinomy of means. Dietrich songs are played in the background. 
COFFEE SAINT-GERMAIN
Address: 5, rue Perrot, 75007 Paris 
Tel.: (33)(1)40490808 
Typical American fare including hearty hamburgers and tasty quesadillos among a well-filled carte in a continent design. 
Friendly service. 
LE LOIR DANS LA THÉIÊRE
(11:00~18:00) 
Address: 3, rue des Rosiers, 75004, Paris 
Tel.: (33)(1)42729061 
An charming café decorated with a bric-à-brac of antiques. Good tartes and teas. Cultural activities. 
LE MONDRIAN
(From early morning to late at night) 
Address: 148, Boulevard Saint-Fermain, 75006 Paris 
Brunch 132FF 
Continental Breakfast 68FF 
Nice location on Boulevard Saint-Germain. Typical large Saint-Germain style café with terraxe. Nice to look at eberybody's life from. 
 
LA MOSQUÉE(Moroccan)
(10:00~23:30) 
Address: 39, rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 75005, Paris 
Tel.: (33)(1)43311814 
Can you imagine yourself suddenly transported in North Africa in the middle of Paris? Mint tea, zarpia, loukoum, Nothing over 10 FF. Become Ali Baba for a while! 
LA PALETTE
Address: 43, ru de Seine, 75006, Paris 
Smoky back room. A "local" for students and artists. The 1920's flat Art Deco motifs on the counter are combined with ceramics that look back to Mucha. 
LE RIVOLI
Address: 45, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris 
Tek.: (33)(1)42363989 
At the corner of a fairly important crossroads, a typical, slightly ancient café-bar. Popular with the locals. Very good point to observe outside world from. 
LA TARTINE
Address: 24, rue de Rivoli, 75004, paris 
tel: (33)(1)42727685 
An old Auvergnat cafe, totally authentic. intellectuals, now as always. A cult cafe.