September 11, 2016 by Laura Gomez


LOULOU, the new restaurant at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs boasts a unique and privileged location at the heart of the Palais du Louvre.
LOULOU’s décor is the handiwork of Joseph Dirand, with his most unusual world where a culture of beauty and aesthetics is mixed most naturally with a sense of authenticity and of hospitality.

LOULOU grants its friends the happiness of an enchanted, urban parenthesis to ‘snack’, ‘lunch, ‘take high tea’, ‘dine’, ‘sip’ or even ‘dance’.

The Loulou gang

After Monsieur Bleu, Gilles Malfosse (Le Flandrin Paris 16e, Pétrus Paris 17e), Laurent de Gourcuff (President of NOCTIS Group) and Benjamin Cassan are joined once again by: Joseph Dirand for architecture and design, chef Benoit Dargère for the culinary identity and Alexis Mabille for the fashion design.

The newcomer to the group, iconic designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s contributes the poetry and artistry of his sketching hand, for a series of ‘LOULOU’ portraits that enliven the logo, menus, table cloths …

Culinary Identity

Benoit Dargère, promising young Chef already officiating at Mr. Bleu, has elaborated a sun kissed menu of generous and familial cuisine that’s simple and expressive.
As a lover of southern cuisine, he has enlisted italian chef Diego Compagno (former head chef of the Alla Vigna restaurant in Padua, Italy) to interpret daily the great classics of Italian cuisine.

In time with the seasons, LOULOU will unveil dishes from the French and Italian Riviera in addition to a handful of staple classics.