cafe de la regence

Derelict

My question is simple but neither google nor wikipedia have been able to help (amazingly.) I am taking a vacation to a few destinations in Europe next year and can't decide where. I simply would like to know if the famous Cafe de la Regence is still open for business. Voltaire, Rousseau, and Morphy amongst many not so chess-greats Ben Franklin and Napoleon have visited this place. It's huge in historical chess. And albeit I will see Paris in my lifetime, knowing if this business/historical site is still open is essentially the deciding facor on whether or not I'll go there next year. I'm sure someone will have the answer w/in the next several months....Thanx

El_Piton
I asked my French teacher about it in high school (back in 1978) and I think she told me it did not exist anymore. (She had just either just returned from France or was planning to go there). Sorry about that!
batgirl

The Café de la Régence where Morphy gave his famous blindfold exhibition in 1858 was not the same Régence of Philidor and Bourdonnais. It had been relocated during the great rennovation of Paris instituted by Napoléon III in 1852. It was moved from it's original home on Place du Palais-Royal, where it had opened in 1681, to it's new home at Rue Saint-Honoré. It remained there until 1916.

Derelict
thank you both for your help. Damn it wouldve been a great place to see. Guess I'll see Rome instead
batgirl

np

bon chance.

El_Piton
Glad to help.
strijdt

Hello derelict,

I'll visit Paris often and i can say simply No. Cafe de la Regence next to the Louvre is now an enormous Hotel. I 'm the guy here on the photo . I studied a lot about this society . The strange thing however, the Rue the St.Honore , the start of the Palais Royal is according de Archive of Paris a builing a few hunderd meters farther. ..There is a new exhibition in the Louvre next week so i think