CAFES IN PARIS
Le Wepler is full of history, pleasure and fun, and stories of artists, writers, (like Henry Miller) and of all kinds of personalities. People came for a meal or a drink at Wepler's to discover this kind of typical Parisian Brasserie (brewery) atmosphere.
The brasserie Wepler celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 1992, and over this time, this oyster house, the largest in Paris, has brought happiness to connoisseurs of fresh and quality food. Located between Montmatre and Pigalle, it remains the "go-to" place for lovers in Paris.
Through the century Wepler witnessed the evolution of its neighbourhood; the surrounding cabarets, the local artists, and the "Bohême," or Bohemian, lifestyle. From a simple bar during the 19th century, it became a café with billard tables, and then a truly famous café with regular 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, etc. Through the years the Wepler has changed and modernized, and since 1998, it has sponsored a literature event in Montmartre to which it gives its name. This event, "The Wepler Prize," honors a contemporary writer each year in November, and was created by the initiative of the Abbesses bookshop with the help of the La Poste Foundation.