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Cats from Nice {France}

cat café nice la ronronnerie


I'm currently at the Cannes Film Festival in France, scribbling this text while waiting in line for Woody Allen's new movie, Café Society. Just before I got here, I made a quick stop in the nearby city of Nice to visit the cat café La Ronronnerie (ronron being French for 'purr').

sphynx cats in love

La Ronronnerie is a little different from other cat cafés. Usually, the cats come from shelters, but in La Ronronnerie they are pure breeds. There is Atys the Oriental, Edguard the Spynx, Léon the American Curl, Evoli the Selkirk Rex, and Jaya the Bengal.

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bengal cat café nice

"I've always dreamed of having special cat breeds, but it never happened because of the high cost. La Ronronnerie was an excuse to make my dream come true," explains owner Logan. "I also wanted to show people how different cats can be, depending on the breed. The Bengal is almost always awake, whereas the other cats sleep the entire day. The Sphinx is the one that loves to cuddle the most. He loves being on our shoulders."

american curl cat café
le traite rustica du chat
sphynx cat café

Another aspect that's different about La Ronronnerie is that the cats are seen as an extra instead of the main attraction.

"We wanted a real café where people relax and talk and eat a bagel without cats sitting on their laps all the time. Our visitors usually forget about them after a while," says Logan. "It was also important to us that the cats feel that the café is really their home, that they can be and do whatever they want. That's also the reason why we have only five cats. One of the breeds didn't adapt well to life at the café and now lives happily in our home."

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nice bagel cat café
nice sphynx cats
cat in a bag

La Ronronnerie is currently the only cat café in Nice (the other one - Nice Cat Café - closed several months ago). It's right in the middle of the center, close to the shopping district and the old town, so it's easy to get there and combine it with other activities.

cookie nutella noisette
kusmi tea display
nice rotary club award

Address: La Ronronnerie, 4 Rue de Lépante, 06000 Nice, France.

Open between 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Find more info and photos here.

la ronronnerie nice

Text and photos: Vanessa Morgan

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  1. First, Can I say i would love to be there right now catching a film. This must be wonderful. I love the cat cafe and how well they just lie around (except for ADD Bengal). My hubby and I would love to have a bagel there. As for the other Cat cafe...what happened to the pussy cats that were there??

  2. Oh!!!! I could hug the screen!!!
    They are adorable!
    Kisses, my friend!

  3. ~~~~~~~~~~ waves two everee one in France frum all oh uz in de land oh trout....itz nice two "meet" ewe food servizz gurl wood loves two be abe bull to vist a cat cafe...thanx for sharing a bout this cafe...we N joyed ♥♥♥♥

  4. A lot of news About this Cats from Nice.

  5. I think cat's life is the best! Always sleeping or eating and if the owner is a blogger then posing for camera and getting famous in blogs. :) Adorable ones you have!
    Came here via PF.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. that a bengal??? So pretty. And, the sphinx is just too much. =^.^=

  7. I've learned something today; ronron is purr in French. Zut alors! Great post and lovely pictures.

  8. They are such cuties :-)
    I wish I could go to Cannes Film Festival. I hope you enjoy!

  9. I've always wanted to go to a cat cafe. The squished tongue shot is a hoot.

  10. What a fun place! How nice that you got the chance to go.

  11. They are all cuties. I think the one digging in the purse is a cat burglar :)

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  13. Hello, adorable series on the kitties. I love the one with the pocketbook. Great photos and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  14. Beautiful array of cats ~ lovely photography ~ they are all so endearing!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  15. What a fabulous place!
    Our cats would love to go - if permitted.
    We will go on their behalf :)
    Enjoy the Woddy Allen film.
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    Peace :)

  16. Hi Y'all!

    My favorite is the kitty checkin' out the interior of the purse.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  17. So precious! What a wonderful cafe!

  18. Great photography of interesting cats!

  19. Celui de Paris est en vente, chats compris. Celui de Nice qui avait des chats à adopter a fermé.
    Les chats sont comme les meubles, ils font parti du fond de commerce et aussi des marchandises à consommer comme le thé et les petits gâteaux.
    Tout ça pour dire que les cat café me mettent très mal à l'aise.
    Nat à Chat

  20. Nice looks wonderful, especially because of all those cats! :)

  21. great!I'm totally checking this out next time I'm in Nice!!!:)

  22. Love your cats, they are so adorable!

  23. Interesting concept that the cats are owned and not available for adoption.

  24. Love that first kitty. I've never gotten used to the hairless ones, though. They always make me "do a double take"!
    Thanks for sharing at

  25. I would love to go to France just to see these kitties.

    Emma and Buster

  26. wow! I have never heard of this type of cafes before! but for a cat lover I suppose it must be amazing to be able to enjoy a good time with your little friend :)


  27. We look sleepy, but we are just taking a nap. Don't think we aren't seeing all you do. Good pictures.

    R. Täysin arkista