Cravan is a five-storey cocktail bar in the heart of Paris’s historic literary district

Inspired by a writer’s salon

Books and cocktails are on offer at Moët Hennessy’s multi-level cocktail bar in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, which captures the atmosphere of a writer’s salon.

The Parisian neighbourhood is well known for its literary ties and was once a hub of bookshops, publishers, intellectuals, poets and writers. Cravan channels some of this history through its interiors, designed by Ramy Fischler to evoke the feeling of an intimate, literary gathering.

Herringbone wooden flooring, fireplaces, and sofas tucked into nooks feel closer to being a home than a bar – although counters for ordering drinks are located on each level of the building and designed using eye-catching green and white marble and striped mirror panelling.

Fischler’s studio also designed Cravan’s furniture and cocktail glasses, making use of salvaged materials wherever possible, including leftover fabric from LVMH’s various fashion sub-brands.

And if there’s any chance of guests forgetting Saint-Germain-des-Prés’ long connection with the literary world, they can remind themselves in Cravan’s second-floor bookstore – which allows visitors to browse the collection, cocktail in hand.

165 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France

Photography: © Vincent Leroux
Photography: © Vincent Leroux

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