At number 6, Place des Vosges, lies an unusual and peaceful Parisian address: the Café Mulot.
In fact, this place is already well known. It was on the 2nd floor that Victor Hugo and his family lived from 1832 to 1848, before going into exile on the island of Guernsey. The flat was converted into a museum, becoming the Maison de Victor Hugo.
A school was also housed at 6 Place. Today, the school is home to the Café Mulot. Owner Fabien Rouillard is a chef and pastry chef.
Fabien Rouillard is particularly inspired by Victor Hugo’s quote “To create is to remember”, engraved on one of the arcades in the square.
An unusual address in Paris
The Place des Vosges is a Place Royale, whose beautiful, ordered architecture was commissioned by King Henry IV. It is the oldest square in Paris and was named after the 1st French department to pay taxes during the French Revolution.
It is a place rich in artistic and cultural creativity. There are numerous art galleries around the Place des Vosges. Under the vaulted roofs of the square, musicians will find fabulous acoustics for their music to flourish.
Café Mulot offers a cuisine based on taste, simplicity, quality and generosity. All the dishes are the fruit of the work of nature and people, and vary according to the seasons, the land, the people and the living world.
The creations are made entirely by hand in their workshops, coordinated by Chef Jérôme Dutois: bakery, patisserie and catering.
Fabien Rouillard worked in Michelin-starred establishments and luxury caterers before taking over the historic Maison Mulot. He tells us the secret of how they source their products.
Comment choisissez-vous vos fournisseurs ?
We take particular care in selecting the finest raw materials. Our French producers have been working with us for a long time to ensure that we only use quality, seasonal local produce.
Our flour is organic and comes from a mill in the Ile de France region, Moulin Bourgeois. Our ‘La Viette’ butter is PDO Charentes-Poitou, and some of the fruit comes from Fabien Rouillard’s orchard in Lorraine. The Chocolaterie de l’Opéra selects the best cocoa for us. The meat is organic and raised in Aubrac by Beaugrain, the fish comes from sustainable fishing selected by Soguisa, the Scottish salmon is wild, the Guérande salt comes from Lionel Charteau, a salt worker who works the old-fashioned way, and the olive oil comes from Alexis Munoz.
Cafés San José and Le Parti du thé are our partners for comforting drinks. The fruit juices come from Alain Milliat’s sincere and sustainable production in the Drôme. Maison Taittinger is joining us on this adventure with its excellent champagne, which complements a fine wine list put together with the ‘Trois fois Vin’ cellar.
在孚日广场(Place des Vosges)6号，隐藏着一个宁静的巴黎私密地址：Mulot咖啡馆。
Fabien Rouillard在接管历史悠久的Maison Mulot之前，已经在星级酒店和豪华餐饮店工作过。
6, place des Vosges
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5.45pm.
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