This location is now closed and renamed LouLou.
The following article is left as-is for historical and archiving purposes.
Le Saut du Loup Restaurant in Paris
Located within The Louvre in between the decorative arts museums such as the Musee de Mode et du Textile, this contemporary styled restaurant and terrace with fabulous views, offers a great place to relax for lunch or dinner in a unique setting. CLOSED now called LouLou
About Le Saut du Loup
Located within a historical area of Paris, the interior design is far from being historical, as it is very contemporary with elegant lines, simple shapes and contrasts between black and white, which was the design concept of Philippe Boisselier, who is an architect and designer.
This sleek contemporary style combines warmth and extreme modernity that fits perfectly with the Decorative Arts, Fashion and Advertising museums it is linked to, but with indirect light that softens the setting for a cosier and more intimate dining experience, especially of an evening.
On the lower floor of the Saut du Loup, the floor is black, the ceiling is white there are lines of black bench seats that divide up the space on both levels, along with grey chairs and tables to match the subtle tones. Yet upstairs has a different feel, but still very contemporary with the designer stools that face the bar.
But enjoying a meal or coffee break on the terrace at the foot of the south facade of the building at the Jardin du Carrousel, has a completely different feel to it, with the Musee du Louvre and the Jardin des Tuileries Gardens as an elegant backdrop. And with a refined cuisine that combines classism with creativity and innovation, it is the perfect match for a unique setting.
Cuisine at Le Saut du Loup
As we quickly mentioned above, this restaurant in Paris has a refined cuisine that incorporates classics with innovative and creative twists, which has been put together by the Pascel Bernier, yet does change with the seasons.
From a club sandwich or Breton lobster salad through to a full a la carte option, there is a wide variety of choices of dishes available, whether it be for a light lunch or a gourmet evening meal.
On the a la carte option at Le Saut du Loup in the spring of 2013 there were delights such as green asparagus and a white mousseline sauce for starters with red mullet and black pudding for a main course.
Whereas on the summer 2013 menu there were delights such as soup of the day or a plate of sardines, tuna belly, radish tops and butter for starters followed by sea bass fillet grilled a la plancha accompanied by spring vegetables or beef tartare with parmesan for a main course.
The starters range in price from around €12 upwards and the main courses start at around €20 upwards as of 2014, not forgetting that there are a delicious selection of desserts to choose from that start from around €12.
However, there is also a brasserie option available that is served on a weekday from midday through to around 6pm, and is a great place for a business lunch or to catch up with friends, not forgetting if you want to have a break from dicovering the fabulous museums such as the Musee des Arts Decoratifs.
Afternoon tea and coffee is also available with a choice of different cakes and pastries, plus there is an option for a weekend brunch, not forgetting that you can book for a gourmet evening meal with the twinkling lights of different monuments lit up in the background for a more romantic evening out.
Visiting Le Saute du Loup Restaurant
This restaurant is nestled within the Louvre Palace in between the Musee de Mode et du textile, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs and the Musee de la Publicite, so you can gain access either via the lobby entrance on the Rue de Rivoli, or via the Carrousel Garden of the Louvre Museum.
Le Saute du Loup is open for lunch, afternoon tea and then for dinner of an evening, although we would like to point out that reservations are highly recommended for an a la carte evening dinner.
Now the nearest place for parking is at the Carrousel du Louvre car park, but if you are utilising the public transport in Paris, then the nearest Metro station is the Palais Royal - Musee du Louvre stop via lines 1 or 7, although there are other reasonably close by. Yet the Paris buses numbered 21, 39, 68, 81 or 95 will also get you close by, as will the Batobus waterbus that travels up and down the River Seine.
Paris Metro lines 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14
Bus lines 21, 27
Bus lines 38, 39
Bus lines 42, 45
Bus line 58
Bus lines 67, 68, 69
Bus lines 70, 72, 73, 74, 76
Bus lines 84, 85, 87
Bus lines 94, 95, 96
Night bus line N01
Night bus lines N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N16
Night bus lines N21, N24
Night bus line N122
RER Train line A, B, C, D
Water bus service