La Coupole (Paris)

Coordinates: 48°50′32″N 2°19′41″E / 48.842270°N 2.327943°E / 48.842270; 2.327943
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La Coupole is a famous brasserie in Montparnasse in Paris. It was founded in 1927 during the Roaring Twenties when Montparnasse housed a large artistic and literary community – expatriates and members of the Lost Generation. They decorated the place in the contemporary art deco style and were regular patrons.[1][2]

A more recent work of art, which stands prominently in the middle of the restaurant, is by the sculptor Louis Derbré. La Terre [Earth], is a sculpture in polished bronze cast at the artist's own foundry and unveiled in 1993. The original revolving version of this work (1972) is in Ikebukuro Square, Tokyo, and a replica in resin has been set up in the place des Reflets at La Défense, on the outskirts of Paris. A description of the sculpture at the restaurant may be found in the memoir Footloose in France by John Adamson and Clive Jackson. Adamson records also meeting the sculptor at the Galerie Genot when he was working on the reduced-size versions of La Terre.[3]


  1. ^ Tanya Gold (4 April 2015), "A cemetery with cocktails: La Coupole and the spirit of the brasserie", The Spectator
  2. ^ Courtney Traub (24 July 2019), "Inside La Coupole, a Montparnasse Brasserie Haunted With Artistic History", Paris Unlocked
  3. ^ John Adamson and Clive Jackson, Footloose in France, John Adamson, 2023 ISBN 978-1-898565-18-5, p. 185.

48°50′32″N 2°19′41″E / 48.842270°N 2.327943°E / 48.842270; 2.327943