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Le Select

Brasserie

Introduction

History

  • ๐Ÿ“… Established: Opened in 1923 by the Plรฉget family
  • ๐ŸŽจ Interwar Period: Became a meeting place for intellectuals, artists, and writers
  • ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ 24/7 Service: First cafรฉ in Montparnasse to remain open all night
  • ๐Ÿ“– Literary References: Featured in Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises' and Jean Rhys' 'Quartet'
  • ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Art Deco Decor: Maintains its original 1920s style with stucco, moldings, and wooden tables

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Menu

  • ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Variety: Offers sandwiches, burgers, steak, fish, and roasted chicken
  • ๐Ÿธ Drinks: Extensive list of beverages including fifty whiskeys and various cocktails
  • ๐Ÿฐ Desserts: Includes options like chocolate lava cake, caramel, and crรจme brรปlรฉe
  • ๐ŸŒŸ Celebrity Favorites: Bill Murray recommends the croque monsieur
  • ๐Ÿ“œ ร€ la Carte: Full menu available online

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Famous Patrons

  • ๐ŸŽจ Artists: Picasso, Cocteau, Max Jacob, Man Ray, Derain, Matisse, Foujita
  • ๐Ÿ“– Writers: Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henri Miller, Samuel Beckett, James Baldwin
  • ๐ŸŽญ Performers: Isadora Duncan, Kiki de Montparnasse
  • ๐ŸŽฌ Modern Celebrities: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson
  • ๐Ÿ“š Inspired Works: Inspired the book 'Paris Cafรฉ: The Select Crowd'

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Opening Hours

  • ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ Monday-Thursday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ Friday-Saturday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
  • ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ Sunday: 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • ๐ŸŒ™ Nightlife: Popular for its late-night hours, attracting a party-loving crowd
  • ๐Ÿ“… Open Daily: Consistently open every day of the week

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Location

  • ๐Ÿ“ Address: 99 Boulevard du Montparnasse, Paris, France
  • ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Neighborhood: Located in the Notre-Dame-des-Champs neighborhood
  • ๐Ÿš‡ Accessibility: Easily accessible via public transportation
  • ๐ŸŒ† Nearby Attractions: Close to other famous Montparnasse cafรฉs like Le Dรดme, La Rotonde, and La Coupole
  • ๐Ÿ“Œ Map: Available on their official website and various review platforms

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Cultural Significance

  • ๐ŸŽจ Bohemian Culture: Integral part of the Bohemian culture in Paris during the interwar period
  • ๐Ÿ“– Literary References: Featured in notable literary works like 'The Sun Also Rises' and 'Quartet'
  • ๐ŸŽญ Artistic Hub: Frequented by a wide range of artists, writers, and intellectuals
  • ๐ŸŒ Historical Events: Remained open during the Nazi Occupation, frequented by prominent figures
  • ๐Ÿ“š Educational Resource: Subject of various historical and cultural studies

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Travel Information
๐Ÿ“žย ย ย Phone: +33 1 45 48 38 24
๐ŸŒย ย ย Website: http://www.leselectmontparnasse.fr/
๐Ÿ•’ย ย ย Hours: See hours
๐Ÿ“ย ย ย Address: 99 Bd du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris, France
๐Ÿ”—ย ย ย Profiles: Instagram

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