CAFES IN PARIS
History, pleasure and fun.
Stories of artists, writers like Henry Miller and of all
kinds of personalities, people that came for a meal or a
drink at Wepler's to find this typical Parisian Brasserie
For over a hundred years the Wepler, the largest
oyster house in Paris, has brought happiness to the connoisseurs
of fresh and quality food. Located between Montmatre and
Pigalle, this brasserie remains a must to Paris lovers. The
Brasserie Wepler celebrated its 100 years in 1992.
the century Wepler witnessed the evolution of its neighbourhood,
of the surrounding cabarets, of the local artists, of this
so particular "Bohême" life style. From a
simple bar during the 19th Century it became a café with
billard tables, then a true famous café with shows
and a dancing room. The Wepler used to be the meeting point
of many of the characters that have left their mark in the
art of the 20th Century : Picasso, Utrillo, Modogliani, Appolinaire,
Henry Miller, Truffaut, Chabrol... Through the years The
Wepler has changed and modernized
Since 1998, the Wepler sponsors the literature event of Montmartre
to which it gave its name. This event was created on the initiative
of the Abbesses book shop with the help of the La Poste Foundation.
The Wepler Prize honors each year in November a contempory writer.