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Café Mollien reopens at the Louvre

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The Louvre's signature café has just received a facelift courtesy of a master designer.  

The Louvre's iconic café, Café Mollien, has reopened after a month of remodelling works. Redesigned by famed French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, the new café features a dining area, a terrace with a view of the museums's trademark pyramid, marble flooring, white furniture and a special lighting installation that reaches to 4.5m in height.

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Situated in the Denon Wing, Café Mollien provides the segue between the museum space and the stunning Carrousel and Tuileries Gardens. The project by Lehanneur comes after some of his best works, including Café ArtScience in Boston, US. Talking about his project Lehanneur describes the experience, saying: "Standing on the landing of the monumental Mollien double staircase built in stone and bronze, with a labyrinth of the finest art galleries in the world stretching ahead of you; the most spectacular, never-ending view over the Tuileries Gardens at your back, and the haunting soul of the nearby Mona Lisa floating through the air. What more could you ask for?"

Café Mollien at the Louvre is now open.

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