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Harry’s Bar. Paris, France

Located at 5, Rue Daunou, between the Avenue de l’Opéra and the Rue de la Paix in ParisFrance. Over the years, Harry’s New York Bar was frequented by a number of famous American expatriates and international celebrities such as Prince Serge ObolenskyKnute RockneSinclair LewisErnest HemingwayBill TildenCoco ChanelJack DempseyPrimo CarneraRamon NovarroAly KhanRita HayworthHumphrey BogartBrendan Behan (who worked there circa 1948-49 according to his memoirs Confessions of an Irish Rebel), and even, occasionally, the Duke of Windsor.

In the 1960 Ian Fleming short story “From a View to a Kill“, James Bond recalls visiting Harry’s Bar during his first visit to Paris at age 16. He followed the instructions in Harry’s advertisement in the Continental Daily Mail, and told his taxi driver ‘Sank Roo Doe Noo’. He recalls “That had started one of the memorable evenings of his life, culminating in the loss, almost simultaneous, of his virginity and his notecase”.

Info by Wikipedia.