The Café Musain

Historical Location: Place Saint-Michel

Modern Location: Place Edmond Rostand

Metro stop: Luxembourg

Notes: Hugo tells us the Café Musain was on the Place Saint-Michel, but the spot that bears that name nowadays was called the Place du Pont-Saint-Michel back in the 1830s and the Place Saint-Michel itself was by the Jardin du Luxembourg. It’s now called the Place Edmond Rostand. Exhaustive and painstaking research has pinpointed its location as the spot in the photo currently occupied by… no, not the McDonald’s as previously stated, but the Quality Burger Restaurant across the Rue Soufflot from the McDonald’s. Hey, at least they have a ball pit!



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