La Coupole is the largest brassery established in 1927 on Boulevard Montparnasse in Paris. It was frequented by many famous people, such as Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul Sartre, Pablo Picasso, and others . Bradley started to go there more than 20 years ago when he lived around that area. I, Grace dined at this restaurant almost every time when I am in Paris. I like their simple but consistent comfort French food in a yesteryear decor.
The restaurant was sold to Jean-Paul Bucher of Groupe Flo recently. Last November, I was pleasantly surprised by their renovation including a huge round painting on their dome. Here you can see the artwork from where I sat.
The canvas was a joint effort from four internationally renowned artists: Carole Benzaken (French), Fouad Bellamine (Moroccan), Ricardo Mosner (Argentinian) and Xio Fan (Chinese). Here are their large black and white photographs on the back wall of the restaurant.
The other part of the unique decor comes from 32 pillars, many of which were created by struggling painters in exchange of their free meals many years ago. Aren't they fabulous?
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