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It seems that the name of this famous cafe in Paris comes from an old play titled "Les deux Magots de la Chine". In this play Magot is the translation of a Chinese word and means figurine.
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Believe the name Deux Magots actually comes from Mages as in Wise Men, and nothing to do with either monkeys or maggots!