Top Sites for the Intellectually Curious Tourist

Cafe de Flore, Paris, France. Photo by Valentin B. Kremer on Unsplash

Europe has a long intellectual history extending from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Museums and monuments have been left to celebrate these achievements all over the continent. If you’re interested in paying homage to these great minds, here are four of the most interesting philosophical destinations in Europe.

Maison Musee Rene Descartes, France

Located in the house in which Rene Descartes was born, this little museum is furnished in 17th-century style and offers information about the philosopher’s life and interests.

Soren Kierkegaard’s Grave, Copenhagen, Denmark

The most famous Danish philosopher’s gravestone and plaque are to be found in the beautifully tranquil Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen. His memorial stone can be found alongside Hans Christian Andersen’s, writer of “The Little Mermaid”.

Freud Museum, London, England

This London museum dedicated to Freud’s life is located in the last house that Freud lived in before he died. It is to be found in Maresfield Gardens, north London. You can find more info here.

The Café de Flore, Paris, France

This old coffeehouse has been frequented by an astonishing number of 20th century artistic and intellectual high-flyers. It has known Picasso, Bataille, Sartes, and Desnos to pass its threshold. It is to be found at the corner of Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris.