Sunday, 17 June 2012
Café de la Rotonde, Paris
The Café de la Rotonde is a famous café in the Montparnasse Quarter of Paris, France. Located on the Carrefour Vavin, at the corner of Boulevard du Montparnasse and Boulevard Raspail, it was founded by Victor Libion in 1910. Along with Le Dome and La Coupole it was renowned as an intellectual gathering place for notable artists and writers during the interwar period.
Jan Gabrial met Lowry here after she had attended the Les Amis de 1914 event after Lowry refused to believe that James Joyce would be present. (Jan Gabrial Inside The Volcano Pg. 55). Gordon Bowker says that the argument took place at the Café de Flore (Gordon Bowker Pursued By Furies Pg. 175).