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Louvre Cafe Reopens With Whimsical Orb-like Pink Lamps

The perfect spot to take a croissant break

The Louvre has reopened its cafe—the Café Mollien—and this time, the open plan space features three lovely pink-hued, egg-shaped lamps that curve over a section of the space like massive lady bell flowers.

Redesigned by Paris-based designer Mathieu Lehanneur (of street light and liquid marble fame), the L-shaped dining room now features delicate white chairs and tables that offset the museum’s stateliness. The nearly 15-foot-tall lighting fixtures made with brushed-brass and acrylic add an additional touch of whimsy.

The cafe is located on the first floor landing of the Mollien staircase and overlooks the French painting galleries, while its terrace overlooks the Cour Napoléon and the Carrousel garden.