The Musee d’Orsay Cafes
There are actually two different cafes in Paris that are located within the Musee d’Orsay, one called the Cafe du Lion that is a self service snack style cafe and the other is called the Cafe Campana, which is a brasserie style cafe serving different types of meals through the day.
However, just like you will find with many museums in Paris, there is also the fantastic Musee d’Orsay restaurant that provides extra finesse and an entirely different experience for something a bit more special.
The Cafe du Lion at the Musee d’Orsay Museum
The Cafe du Lion is located at the entrance to the permanent collections of the museum, which is at the foot of the large ornate and very impressive clock.
Now this particular cafe in Paris is ideal for those of you that just want a quick snack such as a baguette, salad or seasonal soup and it is on a self services basis. However they also provide a good selection of sandwiches, pastries and drinks, such as tea, coffee and soft drinks, so it is ideal for those of you in a hurry, or perhaps you just want to relax and rest your legs for a very short time.
This cafe is open on all the days that the Musee d’Orsay is open from 9.30am through to 5pm and on a Thursday it remains open until 8pm.
The Cafe Campana at the Musee d’Orsay Museum
The Cafe Campana is the other cafe in Paris that is located within the Musee d’Orsay and can be found after the Impressionist Gallery.
The designers were a pair of Brazilian brothers called the Campana Brothers, which is why this cafe come brasserie in Paris has this name, and as you enter, it will make your imagination run free and provide an entirely different aspect and experience than what you would expect.
In an art nouveau style with fishing net pieces and very unusual shaped chairs, you can choose from cold dishes such as salads like a Caesar salad or foie Gras gently cooked with a fig chutney, candied onion, poppy seed bread and salad.
Yet perhaps the marinated salmon, Norwegian smoked salmon, salmon cooked in salt, salmon roe, spinach leaves, wakami, blinis etc all combined in one dish sound more tempting to you.
The hot plates at the Cafe Campana could be delights such as Wok fried beef flavoured with coriander and served with Chinese noodles or maybe a hot savoury tart with Aragula salad.
Yet we would like to point out that these hot dishes may not be served until at least 11.30am and the last order for many of them is around 4.30pm.
There are also numerous different desserts and pastries on offer at the Musee d’Orsay Cafe Campana and everything ranges in price from around €8 for a dessert up to approximately €11 and €20 for either a cold or hot dish, as of 2012.
The Cafe Campana brasserie in Paris is available to all those that have a ticket for the Musee d’Orsay and is open from 10am through to 5pm on the days that the museum is open, so hence it is closed on a Monday.
However, this brasserie style cafe in Paris is also open later on a Thursday evening when it is the late opening for this particular museum in Paris, and therefore on a Thursday it does not close until 9pm.
More information on the Musee d’Orsay
- The Musee d’Orsay Museum In Paris
- History Of The Musee d’Orsay Museum
- Cafes At Musee d’Orsay
- Restaurant At Musee d’Orsay
Musee d’Orsay Address and Contact Details:
1 Rue de la Legion d’Honneur
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 49 48 14
62 Rue de Lille
Paris Cedex 07
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