Le Dôme Café

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Le Dôme in the early part of the 20th century
Building with the Café du Dôme on the ground floor taken in 2006

Le Dôme Café (French pronunciation: ​[lə dom]) or Café du Dôme is a restaurant in Montparnasse, Paris that first opened in 1898 (124 years ago) (1898). Based on the example established by La Closerie des Lilas (created in 1847) and followed by Café de la Rotonde (created in 1911), Le Select (created in 1925), and La Coupole (created in 1927), Le Dôme was renowned as an intellectual gathering place for artists and writers during the interwar period. Le Dôme created and disseminated gossip and provided message exchanges and an 'over the table' market that dealt in artistic and literary futures.[1] It was frequented by painters, sculptors, writers, poets, models, art connoisseurs and dealers.

Le Dôme later became the gathering place of the American literary colony and became a focal point for artists residing in Paris's Left Bank.

A poor artist used to be able to get a Saucisse de Toulouse and a plate of mashed potatoes for $1. Today, it is a top fish restaurant (the Michelin Guide once gave it one star), with a comfortably old-fashioned decor.[2] The food writer Patricia Wells said, "I could dine at Le Dôme once a week, feasting on platters of briny oysters and their incomparable sole meunière."[3]

Address[edit]

108 bd. Montparnasse, Paris, 75014
Closest Métro: Vavin

Dômiers[edit]

The term Dômiers was coined to refer to the international group of visual, and literary artists who gathered at the Café du Dôme, including:

References in Literature[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark King, "Memories of Paris", Artist Mark King Website
  2. ^ Friedrich, Otto, Time (21 May 1990). "The Great Cafes of Paris". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007.
  3. ^ "At Home with Patricia Wells" Archived 5 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Patricia Wells website
  4. ^ "Shownotes: Eve's Tearoom Part 2 — Queer Ephemera". www.queerephemera.com. Archived from the original on 17 March 2020.
  5. ^ washburn.edu Day Seven
  6. ^ Royal Academy of Arts Summer 2006: Naked ambition, Modigliani Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Hemingway in Paris
  8. ^ sacred-texts.com John St. John, The Record of the Magical Retirement of G. H. Frater, O.'. M.'.

External links[edit]

Media related to Le Dôme at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 48°50′31″N 2°19′45″E / 48.8419°N 2.3291°E / 48.8419; 2.3291