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Salon de thé: La Résidence des Indes

Cake shop Tea room / Coffee Shop
Salon de thé: La Résidence des Indes
74 chemin du rempart
17000 - La Rochelle
15 tables, four spaces and universes: a cabinet of tribal curiosities from around the world, a small 19th century lounge and a large 18th century lounge furnished and decorated in an authentic 18th century style and a green patio.
The tea room is nestled in the Residence's museum. You will have your cup of tea, coffee, chocolate or fruit juice, with a homemade cake, surrounded by art objects that are the subject of explanatory cards on each family of objects at your disposal. The history of the advent of tea rooms in the 18th century is also told, as well as the saga of the discovery of coffee, cocoa and tea by the Europeans

In the 17th and 18th centuries, the sailors of La Rochelle sailed the seas and oceans in search of exotic goods that were highly prized by Europeans. They also brought back from their travels unusual and heterogeneous objects that were the delight of the wealthy who displayed them in their salons. This is the origin of the cabinets of curiosities that were later bequeathed to the first public museums, such as the Lafaille cabinet at the Museum of La Rochelle. In the same spirit, the Residence's tea room contains a cabinet of tribal curiosities from Africa, America, Asia and the Pacific, from the Sabatier family's collections.

The tea room also occupies the small and large reception rooms furnished and decorated in an authentic 18th century style. The small salon offers an intimate boudoir atmosphere, while the large salon offers its sumptuous decor and soothing view of the garden and parks. Finally, it occupies the patio, a green setting, which in good weather allows you to be in the open air and enjoy the shade or the sun, as you wish.

On your way to the first floor restrooms, you will find a staircase lined with posters of shows that recall the cultural renaissance of La Rochelle in the 1960s and 90s, of which Dr. Georges Sabatier was a major player. The house has seen the entire gotha of French-speaking theater, contemporary western classical music and world cinema. A file summarizing this unique history can be given to you on request.
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