Café Campana - Musée d'Orsay
The Café Campana, located at the exit of the Impressionist Gallery, is a must-visit destination for the thousands of daily visitors to the Musée d'Orsay to admire the illustrious Renoir, Degas and other Monet paintings.
The Café Campana was renovated with much attention to the Art Nouveau details of the former Gare d'Orsay that was built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition. The interior design of the café hinges on the large clock that decorates the exterior wall and offers a striking view of the Right Bank of the Seine, from the Louvre to the Tuileries.
The interior decoration is by the Campana Brothers, the famous Brazilian designers, who wanted to create a dreamlike aquatic atmosphere inspired by Emile Gallé and his drawings of sea animals. The result is a strange profusion of orange metal frames, golden chandeliers, metal walls and pebble-shaped chairs.
Les frères Campana