La Coupole Member

102 boulevard du Montparnasse - 75014 Paris

Montparnasse - Alésia - 14e Arrondissement


La Coupole is a shrine to art deco. It was created in 1927 by two men from Auvergne, Ernest Fraux and René Lafon. On the evening of its opening, all those from the worlds of art, literature and night were there: artists and their models, socialites and gamblers and easy and impossible girls. The restaurant was launched. The action glided from the American bar, run by Bob, to the rows of tables topped with paper and fabric tablecloths. Side by side the painters Derain, Léger, Soutine, Man Ray, Brassai, Kisling, Picasso often came here. Aragon met Elsa, Simenon dined with Josephine Baker, Breton slapped Chirico and Kessel downed drinks. An unknown man with tiny round glasses, Henry Miller, had breakfast at the bar; Matisse drank beer while Joyce lined up his whiskeys. When Mistinguett made her entrance surrounded by her boys, the room stood to applaud her. After France was liberated, the party began again. The 'Échelle' painters designed a fresco and work was displayed by artists from the School of Paris. Yves Klein wanted to paint the obelisk blue; La Coupole gave him a cocktail. César shared an intimate dinner with the bust of President Auriol, Camus celebrated receiving the Nobel Prize at his usual table - number 149 - and Jean-Paul Sartre left hefty tips.
In May 1968, Cohn-Bendit climbed on top of a table. Patti Smith played guitar on the terrace, Renaud busked and Gainsbourg and Birkin came for Sunday lunch. The years flew by and in 1984, Chagall celebrated his birthday at table 73; a few years later François Mitterrand sat at table 82 and ordered his last meal, a lamb curry. In 2008, the interior dome was decorated by four artists to reflect La Coupole's original themes – nature, women and celebration: Ricardo Mosner, Carole Benzaken, Fouad Bellamine and Xiao Fan ... the magic never ends.



Number of seats: 500

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Entertainment: Dancing, souvenir shop.
  • Groups welcome
  • Private reception rooms
  • Terrace and/or garden
  • Valet parking

Average à la carte price : 40€ à 60€

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • JCB card
  • Diners Club

Opening times

Detail of opening times Open 7 days a week, non-stop from 12 noon to midnight from Sunday to Wednesday and until 1am from Thursday to Saturday. Breakfast is served from 8am from Monday to Friday and from 8.30am on weekends.

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La Coupole

102 boulevard du Montparnasse
75014 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 75 18 57 15

  • Subway - Vavin
  • RER - Denfert-Rochereau
  • SNCF - Gare Montparnasse
  • Bus - 91
  • Vavin and Tour Montparnasse

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Restaurants in the same district: Montparnasse - Alésia

Restaurants in the same arrondissement: 14th arrondissement

Same type of restaurants: Brasserie

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