Guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg will be delighted to discover that the beautiful Parisian square, the Place de la République, has just been renovated and reconceptualized. With a new esplanade that was inaugurated this past June, the square is not the perfect place to enjoy a sunny afternoon in the last days of summer and into autumn.
What’s more, a new café has also been opened at the location, making it even more appealing to spend a couple of hours at the Place de la République, relaxing next to the giant statue of Marianne, who is the national emblem of France. The café, called the Café Monde et Médias offers free access to over 30 French and foreign newspapers as well as free wifi.
Welcoming tourists, families, students, friends and professionals, the Café Monde et Médias provides a unique ambiance year round in a spot that has never welcomed a café before. The modern stylings of this establishment is juxtaposed with the traditional architecture of the Place de la République, giving visitors an interesting perspective on how the city of Paris mixes tradition and modernity.
For those who want a bite to eat, the Café Monde et Médias has a menu that includes healthy and responsibly and sustainably-sourced food at affordable prices. For example, a patron can enjoy a cup of fair trade coffee for just one euro — such a price would be difficult to find anywhere else in the city.
Examples of dishes include farm-raised chicken with lemon confit and rosemary potatoes and linguine with Mediterranean vegetables. However, in order to keep their offerings fresh and seasonal, the Café du Monde and Médias does not have a fixed menu, with dishes changing on a daily basis. As a result, this café and restaurant provides a unique culinary experience along with being a respite from the hustle and bustle of the large square.