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Café Marly

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Café Marly

Iconic & Unique Café Looking onto the Louvre

93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

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Gilbert and Thierry Costes know and do fancy well. The two brothers are co-owners of the Groupe Beaumarly, which includes around twenty upscale hotels, restaurants, and clubs.

Café Marly, part of this prestigious group, represents the spirit quite nicely. It’s a flawless combination of refined aesthetics, stunning architecture, friendly service, and gourmet gastronomy. 

Nestled beneath the grand arcades of the Louvre museum, this iconic Paris café offers a delightful respite for art enthusiasts. The star of the show is, undoubtedly, the view. Catch a spot on the bustling terrace and the Louvre’s iconic glass pyramid becomes your backdrop and your scene.

Café Marly terrace at night with view of the glass Pyramid at the Louvre
Photo via Facebook, Le Café Marly

Inside, the café is enrobed in Napoleon III-era stylistic flourishes. The plush upholstery and ornate moldings create a sophisticated ambiance, a far cry from the typical museum fare.

Don’t be surprised to find yourself elbow-to-elbow with art buffs, culture vultures, and the occasional well-heeled local. The Beaumarly spirit is alive and well here, reflecting a gentle mix of classic Parisian brasserie and literary café.

The air hums with a low murmur of conversation, punctuated by the rhythmic clinking of cutlery.

Cafe Marly

The menu celebrates French cuisine with a focus on seasonal ingredients. Freshly baked pastries and steaming coffee provide a perfect pitstop to fuel up, while heartier appetites can indulge in succulent grilled meats, seafood dishes, or the utterly Parisian croque monsieur – a symphony of melted cheese and ham on toasted bread.

There are several vegetarian and vegan options as well.

And don’t forget to leave room for the signature red fruit Pavlova, a light and airy meringue masterpiece that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.

While definitely a splurge, Café Marly offers a unique Parisian experience. The combination of exceptional food, a breathtaking view, and a touch of history makes it a worthwhile indulgence and a memory to behold.

Can’t make it to Le Café Marly or would like a souvenir of your time there? Shop this beautiful print to bring a piece of Paris home with you.

Pen drawing of Café Marly
Anthony Tambourini, Café Marly

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Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre
93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Opening Hours
Mon-Sun: 08:00-02:00.

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