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Ments dating from the beginning of the century to the small rural bistro from the workers' local cafes to the legendary Parisian cafes where the poets painters and philosophers gathered From Directoire decoration to Starck style this book reveals the rich variety and extraordinary inventiveness of cafe design. Perfect little book for those late night or early morning remembrances

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The French Cafe

The French cafe epitomizes the French art of living Through its timeless glass doors float the aromas of strong coffee and black tobacco hot milk and fresh croissants The cafe open early till late is both focus and microcosm of society Friends talk; lovers linger; the white saucers pile up as the world goes b. Beautiful photographs convey the range of style ambiance that are crucial cultural elements of the famed French cafe Text seems perfunctory Not a guidereview book but rather a vivid visual tour

Summary The French Cafe

Y; a lone customer comes in to read the newspapers or for a petit verre at the bar The French cafe is a refuge a place to meet to sit to see and be seenAn essential book for anyone interested in French life and culture here is a wonderfully new and intimate look at a great institution from the grand establish. Readers whose idea of a French caf is like mine was little than the clich of black coffee and Le Monde at little round sidewalk tables will be very pleasantly surprised by variety revealed in this neat little book by Marie France Boyer and photographer Eric Morin From Paris haunts much like the stereotype to rustic village cafes far outside the metropolis to the retreats of artists or tradesmen author and photographer demonstrate that the caf is than a place but rather an intimate expression of the French lifestyleThe beautiful photos are by far the most engrossing part of this book But the writing is valuable too describing the golden age of French cafes the rise of important establishments like Momus Les Deux Gar ons in Aix en Provence or the Marly and the influence of the cafes on French art and culture And though the book s almost a decade old now the Guide at the end should still be useful in tracking down many of the cafes featured in photo and textIn all whether you re an experienced boulevardier a traveler with fond memories or just someone looking to experience French culture vicariously The French Caf should inspire many happy thoughts


8 thoughts on “The French Cafe

  1. says:

    RATHER BORING AND NOT REALLY INTERESTING TO KEEP MY FOCUS. THERE MUST BE BETTER BOOKS TO SPEND YOUR MONEY ON.

  2. says:

    Beautiful photographs convey the range of style & ambiance that are crucial [cultural] elements of the famed French cafe. Text seems perfunctory.

    Not a guide/review book, but rather, a vivid visual tour.

  3. says:

    just awesome, on the road to visit all places when next time in France, it is memory lane

  4. says:

    Readers whose idea of a French caf is (like mine was) little than the clich of black coffee and Le Monde at little round sidewalk tables will be very pleasantly surprised by variety revealed in this neat little book by Marie France Boyer and photographer Eric Morin. From Paris haunts much like the stereotype, to rustic village ca

  5. says:

    You can plan a trip accross France with this book as your only guide. Walking from bistro to café from Nice to Paris, Loire valley to Nantes and Mont Saint Michel. Most of the places mentioned here are typically french. No

  6. says:

    Perfect little book for those late night or early morning remembrances.

  7. says:

    Certainly came up to expectation brought back happy memories of some visits and encouraged in the future. The item was in excellent condition a bonus.

  8. says:

    Was not that impressed with the selection of many of the cafes. Some were actually so outdated and even ugly.

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