Social event


8th November 20:00: Gala dinner "CAFÉ PROCOPE" restaurant

Le Procope is one of the oldest café in Paris. legendary restaurant in the 6th arrondissement of Paris since 1686, Le Procope is a place full of history.
 Reflecting its prestigious and historic setting, the Procope offers traditional cuisine through different specialties such as Coq au vin and the calf's head.
13 rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris (Métro : Odéon) / 10 minutes by walk from Ecole des Mines de Paris.
Gala Diner Prize could be included in “Full Registration” (without details in the invoice)
When the French comedy theatre was set up not far from the café in 1689, the Procope quickly became a place for the rendez-vous of literary and theatre critics, writers and philosophers. La Fontaine and Marivaux were also frequented by these types of intellectuals. It was the most renowned literary café of the 18th century. It was also at Café Procope that Beaumarchais came to hide out while waiting to know how the public would receive his first representation of the Marriage of Figaro that was playing at the Odeon. It was also at the Procope where the idea to create an encyclopedia took place during a conversation between Diderot and d’Alembert. Meetings and exchanges between regulars such as Voltaire, Rousseau, etc. gave birth to the liberal and progressive ideas of the 18th century.
Several years later it was here where revolutionary ideas were exchanged. Robespierre, Danton, Marat got together here often. Ideas were formed here that caused the downfall of the monarchy. The printers where Marat edited the revolutionary paper, "Friend of the People," were situated just behind the café. It is said that the decision to attack the Tuileries was made at Procope in June 1792.
It was also here that the first red revolutionary beret appeared; where Benjamin Franklin wrote a chapter for the American constitution. Many years later, the Procope became the haunt of the early Romantics. Patrons could run into George Sand, Alfred de Musset, Balzac, Hugo and Théophile Gautier. The Café Procope maintained its reputation as a literary hangout for three centuries, welcoming literary geniuses such as Verlaine and Oscar Wilde.
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