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.
Looking to the right…How does one choose: chair, armchair, stool or perhaps that cosy little bench in the alcove?
Looking to the left…Great lamp bulbs in pink glass, and furniture in white wood, marble and brass!
Looking out over the city of Paris…
…and the terasse! Imagine spending an hour there in company of the ”Lunch Formula Molliers”!
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…