Monday, 18 June 2012

Café de Flore, Paris

The Café de Flore, at the corner of the Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Rue St. Benoit, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, has long been celebrated for its intellectual clientele. The classic Art Deco interior of all red seating, mahogany and mirrors has changed little since World War II. 

This may have the location where Jan Gabrial met Lowry after she had attended Les Amis de 1914 event  to see James Joyce. (Gordon Bowker Pursued By Furies Pg. 175). This is contradicted later by Jan Gabrial in her book Inside The Volcano when she states the cafe was the Café de la Rotonde where they argued after Lowry had read her diaries while she was seeing Joyce.

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