The Hard Rock Café in Paris collects items of significance from
the world of music, TV and movies and then displays them around the beautifully decorated
building, along with 21 screens that continuously show videos with an incredible sound
The Hard Rock Cafe Paris is centrally
located next to the Opera and the Grands Boulevards and not far from famous places such as
Musée Grévin, which is the waxwork museum
based upon Madame Tussauds in London.
It offers its clientele with an international American style experience with the finest
American food and great music.
Established in the November of 1991 and located in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris, there is also a retail store where you can
purchase limited edition and collectible Hard Rock t-shirts, jackets and souvenirs.
History of The Hard Rock Café
It all started back in the 1970's with Eric Clapton who liked to eat at a quirky American
diner in London, which was called the Hard Rock Cafe. The place was situated in an
old building that used to be a Rolls Royce dealership and was run by a couple of young
Founded by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, who were these two enterprising, fun loving and
music loving Americans, the Hard Rock Cafe was an instant hit and Eric Clapton became
friends with the proprietors and asked them to save him a regular table and put up a
plaque or something.
The proprietors said, "Why don't we put up your guitar?" and had a laugh
yet Eric handed over his guitar, which was a Fender Lead II, and they immediately put it
on the wall. It was about a week later that another guitar arrived, which was a
Gibson Les Paul, with a note from Pete Townshend of The Who which read "Mine's as
good as his. Love, Pete."
The proprietors put this one up on the wall as well, and after that, the guitars and other
memorabilia have never stopped arriving at their Hard Rock Cafes around the world.
There are now more than 70,000 guitars, drums, pianos, harmonicas, microphones,
hand-written lyrics and clothes worn by the stars. There are also cars, bikes, a bus
and lots of other rock memorabilia, which has made this the most valuable and largest
collection of its kind in the world and can be seen in over 138 Hard Rock Cafes, Hotels
and Casinos in 42 countries throughout the world.
But this phenomenon all started with that very first Eric Clapton guitar and is still
continuing to expand today.
At The Hard Rock Café Paris you will be able to see lots of different memorabilia, but
these include the famous fur of John Lennon from the Beatles that he wore in 1969, a suit
that belonged to Elvis Presley, which came from his personal wardrobe, a harmonica owned
by Bob Dylan and a gold record from David Bowie to commemorate the sale of more than
1,000,000 copies of the EMI America Records, Long Playing Record.
Also you can book special events at The Hard Rock Cafe Paris where they have a VIP room
and a capacity to arrange events and parties for small groups up to a maximum of 450
The staff at The Hard Rock Café are extremely friendly and helpful and the restaurant and bar is open on a Sunday
through to a Thursday from 8.30am to 1am and on a Friday and Saturday is does not close
For the purchase of Hard Rock Café souvenirs the merchandise shop is open from 10am to
12.30am and there is also a fan club and a membership club that you can join.
Address & Contact Details:
Hard Rock Cafe Paris
14 Boulevard Montmartre
Telephone: 1 53 24 60 00