Travel: France - Following in Sartre's Footsteps A Black Polo Neck and a Map Is All You Need to Make This Philosophy Pilgrimage around Paris's Left Bank
Baggini, Julian, The Independent (London, England)
Along with the artists of Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, one of the most enduring images of Paris is the cafe- dwelling, black- clad existentialist, smoking Gauloises and offering up the occasional bon mot. But there's more to Paris and philosophy than existentialism and some over-priced cafes. If you're planning a trip to Paris and want to find out more, set aside a few hours for a walk along the philosophers' Rive Gauche.
Begin at place Saint Germain-des-Pres, easily reached by the Metro station of the same name. This square lies on boulevard Saint- Germain, whose cafes were once the prime meeting-places of philosophers and intellectuals, but which now, …
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Publication information: Article title: Travel: France - Following in Sartre's Footsteps A Black Polo Neck and a Map Is All You Need to Make This Philosophy Pilgrimage around Paris's Left Bank. Contributors: Baggini, Julian - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: February 27, 1999. Page number: 25. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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