The Gothic Tour St. Jacques.
On the square we discoverd the Cafe Zimmer. It was certainly cozy on a drizzly day, had a nice view, and the waiters had found the perfect combination of being French and still being accommodating to foreigners like us who try to follow the customs somewhat, but do not truly know how to be "professional" cafe patrons. I read that later in a book, about being a professional patron as much as the waiters are professionals. The waiters are not college kids waiting tables while a better job comes along, and they expect the patrons to know the rules. We didn't. We came back again because we liked the location, the food, the service, and the atmosphere, but we didn't realize that when a table is set for lunch, you do not order coffe and a snack. The waiter abruptly changed the table service (irritatedly enough that we got the hint we had done something wrong) and was then very cordial to us for the rest of our visit. Another historic note: the painter Jacques Louis David was born in a house just about on this spot, and there are several theatres on the square. It has a lot of other history, too. The guy in the photo is reading Woyzeck, a play by Georg Büchner. Maybe he was connected with one of the theatres.
From the cafe window. I thought she was pretty, although the pic is out of focus.