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La Belle Hortense

31 rue Vieille-du-Temple
Paris, 75004

France

Type: Bookstore — Not set

Web site: http://www.cafeine.com/

Description: "This is the most literary cafe in a neighborhood (the Marais) that's loaded with literary antecedents and references. It contains an erudite and accessible staff; an inventory of French literary classics as well as modern tomes about art, psychoanalysis, history, and culture; and two high-ceilinged, 19th-century rooms little changed since the days of Baudelaire and Balzac. Near the entrance is a zinc-covered bar that sells glasses of wine. If you're fluent in French, you might be interested in attending a reading, a book signing, or a lecture. Some kind of public gathering, conducted only in rapid, colloquial French, is scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, usually at 8pm. One particularly intriguing and ongoing series involves three trained actors, each reading sequential passages from a book." ---www.cafeine.com

Added by: lambertd  Contacted: Not contacted  Venue ID: 37808

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