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Ernest Hemingway has a multitude of connections to the 6th arrondissement. He spent time at the home of Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas at 27 Rue de Fleurus (along with so many artists and writers your head will spin). He ate and drank (certainly) at Brasserie Lipp and Closerie des Lilas. He was famously connected to Sylvia Beach and her bookstore Shakespeare & Co.

I had visited Deux Magots and Café de Flore on earlier visits to Paris. All three establishments are right next to each other or across the street which is the Boulevard Saint-Germain. I finally made it to Brasserie Lipp in 2012 for a serious “lunch”.

Look to your right when you're on Bus line 63.

Look to your right when you’re on Bus line 63.

I was on bus line 63 and it was drizzling and close to lunch time!  The outer/on the street seating is totally UFR accessible.  I saw two inside dining areas, the front room and the *not* front room.  I installed myself (was installed by the <<maître d’>>) in the back room and took a French lesson while also taking lunch.

Lunch and a French lesson at Brasserie Lipp

Lunch and a French lesson at Brasserie Lipp

I believe Hemingway enjoyed Brasserie Lipp’s sausages, sauerkraut and beer.  I had something a little less masculine…