Friday, March 26, 2010

Café Society

People-watching at a Paris café is how I prefer to start the day when I'm in France. If you're feeling artsy, grab a table on the terrace outside Le Sélect in Montparnasse. Hemingway, Picasso, Henry Miller, Emma Goldman, and Luis Buñuel used to hang out here in the 20s. Brassaï, the photographer who gave us many bird's eye views of Parisian streets lived above it. Aside from the prices, the place hasn't changed much since this Left Bank institution opened. Want more dish on this famous Montparnasse café? Read Noël Riley Fitch's entertaining portrait, Paris Cafe: The Select Crowd, which is illustrated by Rick Tulka. Dreaming of visiting it? An American café, Mimi's, is giving away a trip to Paris. Included are roundtrip airfare for two, 4 nights in a hotel, a Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise for 2 on the Seine, and more! Put down the coffee and enter.

Voilà - the link to Win a Trip to France from Mimi's Cafe Sweepstakes:

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