Foquet’s : The famous and elegant Paris Cafe

Known to be the most elegant cafe in Paris, Foquet’s is located along the equally famous Champs Elysees and is a great place for people-watching.

This is definitely on the see-and-be-seen arena. Fouquet’s was founded in 1901 and has been collecting anecdotes since then.

It is known to be a celebrity favorite and has attracted Chaplin, Chevalier, Dietrich, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Jackie Onassis (their photos line the walls inside the cafe).

The premier cafe on the Champs-Elysées sits behind a barricade of potted flowers at the edge of the sidewalk.

Although this is a full-fledged restaurant, with a regal dining room on the second floor, most guests come by just for a glass of wine, coffee, or sandwich just as Hani and I did during this particular visit to Paris.

Hani’s parents wanted her to experience this much talked about cafe so I accompanied her for some drinks. She was the one who took my photo in this post. Yes there are two coca colas on the table but of course I had to order some red wine in paris (which incidentally I wasnt able to finish). It was early spring then so most of the guests stayed inside.

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