Le Café Mollien!

For several years Paris was my home and inspiration. How many an hour have I not spent strolling around in the great halls of Musée du Louvre. Especially the Denon wing, that´s where Mona Lisa smiles her little smile… I never attended the café Mollien as it lacked style and felt very out of place. But the new Le Café Mollien by Mathieu Lehanneur (2016) is nothing less than a marvel. The contemporary design blends perfectly well with the air of the Denon wing,  and the grandeur of the space is restored.

café mollien

Looking to the right…How does one choose: chair, armchair, stool or perhaps that cosy little bench in the alcove?

c mollien at le lovure

Looking to the left…Great lamp bulbs in pink glass, and furniture in white wood, marble and brass!

le café mollien

Looking out over the city of Paris…

terasse cafe mollien

…and the terasse! Imagine spending an hour there in company of the ”Lunch Formula Molliers”!

cafe mollien menu

The menu is printed on a canvas. Fine detail in Le Café Molliers by Mathieu Lehanneur (2016). All photos copyright Le Louvre and Michel Giesbrecht.

 

…and this is what the old café Mollien looked like…

Skärmavbild 2016-08-02 kl. 13.02.22

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Skärmavbild 2016-08-02 kl. 13.14.26

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