Cafes de la Pyramide at The Louvre in Paris
Even though there are specific cafes and restaurants at the Louvre museum like the Cafe Grande Louvre along with the Cafe Richelieu Angelina tea room and snack cafes like the Cafe Mollien, you also have even more choice today with places like the Cafes de la Pyramide.
As the name suggests, the Cafes de la Pyramide are located underneath the pyramid on the Richelieu mezzanine and these have a contemporary style that goes well with the contrasts of the Musee du Louvre itself, and there is a wide selection of cuisine to suite all tastes from different sections.
Cuisine at the Cafes de la Pyramide
Centred around a large dining area with plenty of seating there are three different catering options at the Cafes de la Pyramide, which can cater to all your needs whether you want a cooked meal, a pastry, snack or sandwich to take away.
The cuisine served utilises fresh ingredients and the majority of the cuisine is traditional French food, however there are also other choices to tempt those taste buds and provides a great place to have a break and get your energy levels up for exploring more of this famous museum in Paris.
To start with you have the La Cuisine, which provides cooked meals and traditional French cuisine along with burgers and salads.
Then there is the Le Cafe that will serve you delights such as croquet-monsieurs, which are like toasted sandwiches, plus there are a variety of paninis, quiches and salads on offer here as well.
But maybe you would prefer to just grab a snack or sandwich and drink to take away, and this is possible at La Petite Boutique. Yet the La Petite Boutique within the Cafes de la Pyramide, also has a range of gifts and souvenirs you can purchase.
Plus there are also French pastries on offer, along with a variety of pizzas and hot drinks, so as you can tell, there will be something suitable for any person, including children.
Access to the Cafes de la Pyramide
As the name suggests and we mentioned before, these are located underneath the I M Pei Pyramid at the Louvre museum and are in the Richelieu wing on the Mezzanine level, or lower ground floor near to the Cour Marly inner courtyard.
The Cafes de la Pyramide can be accessed via the Richelieu escalators and accessible when the Musee du Louvre is open to visitors, La Cuisine is open from 10am through to 4pm, whereas Le Cafe and La Petite Boutique are open from 10am through to 5:30pm.
There are of course no reservations necessary, although you do often have queue for quite a while at peak times, especially in the height of season when the Louvre is even more busy, and the same applies on the one Sunday in the month when access to the Musee du Louvre is completely free for everyone.
Also, at any of the cafes and restaurants, the Louvre can organise private meetings, receptions, dinners, cocktail parties and lunches all personally catered to the individual needs of the group, yet group bookings do have to be made in advance.
This way, you can enjoy that special occasion, by experiencing the history of the Louvre museum along with its fabulous architecture and the rich collections housed within the most famous museum in the world.
Of course this would be combing the cuisine, whether it be as a sit down meal or buffet style luncheon and there is a specialist team who will take care of everything for you and your guests. So if you wished to find out more, then you would need to telephone the Louvre on +33 (0) 1 40 20 53 20.
When it comes to accessing the Cafes de la Pyramide, as we mentioned, these are only accessible to those visiting the museum, which means they are closed on a Tuesday, and located in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, getting here is very easy via public transport in Paris.
You will find that the nearest Metro stations are the Palais Royal - Musee du Louvre stop serving lines 1 and 7, the Louvre - Rivoli stop and the Tuileries stop both serve line 1. Yet if walking to The Louvre from the Place de la Concorde through the Jardin des Tuileries, then you would need the Concorde stop serving lines 1, 8 and 12.
Alternatively, the Paris bus lines 21, 24, 27, 39, 42, 48, 58, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 81, 84, 85 and 95 along with the Noctilien Night Bus Service, via lines N01, N11, N12, N13, N15, N16 and N24, plus the Batobus, which is the River Seine water bus service, will all get you within walking distance of this museum and numerous other tourist attractions situated in this area of Paris.