A Parisian café: Le Procope (EN, FR)

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The arrival of coffee in France, a little before the mid-17th century, led to the emergence of new venues offering customers the opportunity to consume this exotic drink. One of the oldest and most famous of these is the Café Procope, located in the district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. Opened in 1686, Le Procope was frequented by many intellectuals up until its closure in 1890. It reopened a few years later and is today a traditional café-restaurant in Paris.