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Virtual Pushkin => Pushkin Town History => Topic started by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on September 01, 2006, 01:20:46 PM

Title: L'ours,restaurant in Tsarskoye Selo
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on September 01, 2006, 01:20:46 PM
One could perhaps talk about L'ours or The bear ,the well known restaurant in Tsarskoye Selo during Tsarisrt time,it used to be frequented by prince Youssoupov and many others...
Thanks,

Vassili
Title: Re: L'ours,restaurant in Tsarskoye Selo
Post by: vladm on September 01, 2006, 04:47:12 PM
L'ours was established October 1, 1878 by Ernest G Hegel, entrepreneur from Belgium. It was located G. Konushennaya St 27 inside of the Hotel Demouth (St Petersburg).
(http://www.virtualpushkin.com/images/AlexanderPalace/hoteldemouth.jpg)
it was two dining rooms with 100-150 tables, and 29 private rooms. Staff included 200 employees, and 24 musicians' orchestra.
(http://www.virtualpushkin.com/images/AlexanderPalace/lours.jpg)
But unfortunately it was in St. Petersburg
Title: Re: L'ours,restaurant in Tsarskoye Selo
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on September 07, 2006, 07:05:45 AM
vLADM,

I'm sorry to have mistaken...however this views are wonderful it is the very first time I see it...Do you know what happen to the building?

Does it still exist?

Thanks,
Vassili
Title: Re: L'ours,restaurant in Tsarskoye Selo
Post by: vladm on September 08, 2006, 03:37:38 AM
Façade of the building for my understanding should not have any changes, but interiors was totally remodeled, now first floor occupied by Theater - Russian Modern named after Arcady Raikin, and the rest of the building by various offices and organizations.
Title: Re: L'ours,restaurant in Tsarskoye Selo
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on September 18, 2006, 09:43:35 AM
Vladm,

I've heard about the café the Hermitage which do exist (I'm sure) at least until 1917...

I believe this one was situated in Tsarskoye Selo,do you have pics?

Thanks in advance,
Vassili
Title: Re: L'ours,restaurant in Tsarskoye Selo
Post by: rudy3 on January 30, 2007, 02:41:22 AM
the topic should be: L'ours, restaurant in St Petersburg, and be in a different section.
Title: Re: L'ours,restaurant in Tsarskoye Selo
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on January 31, 2007, 05:03:45 AM
In fatc I had mistaken,I believed that the Ours was in Tsarkoye Selo and for a change as you suggest perhaps should we ask to website manager to remove it...
All my excuses,
v
Title: Re: L'ours,restaurant in Tsarskoye Selo
Post by: vladm on February 07, 2007, 10:02:30 PM
I don't think we should remove anything, everyone do mistakes, but we learn on our mistakes,  L'ours was one of the most interesting places in St. Petersburg, and truly I had no idea about its existence.
So, thank you so much!
Btw, I would be happy to do some more research about some other places in St. Petersburg and Tsarskoye Selo.

 
Title: Re: L'ours,restaurant in Tsarskoye Selo
Post by: vladm on February 08, 2007, 01:11:08 AM
Vladm,

I've heard about the café the Hermitage which do exist (I'm sure) at least until 1917...

I believe this one was situated in Tsarskoye Selo,do you have pics?

I did extensive research, and I have to say - Hermitage it was not café, but I have reason to believe it was pavilion in Catherine park.
Actually it was interesting structure of the pavilion, because it was no stairs to the second floor of the building, only predecessors of elevators a little canapé lifting visitors to the dining room/ballroom, where was 5 dining tables, after the meal, tables was despairing in the floor opening area for dancing.
Last time structure was used by Nicholas I, during his marriage with Alexandra Feodorovna 1817.

(http://www.virtualpushkin.com/images/AlexanderPalace/hermitage1_sm.jpg)
(http://www.virtualpushkin.com/images/AlexanderPalace/hermitage2.jpg)
Title: Re: L'ours,restaurant in Tsarskoye Selo
Post by: Vassili_Vorontsoff on February 11, 2007, 11:12:48 AM
I had bnever seen the interior so,many thanks,I should êrhaps read one time more The memory of the Youssoupov prince who mention this café...

Thanks,
vassili