Carrousel du Louvre

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Carrousel du Louvre
Carrousel du Louvre is located in Paris
Carrousel du Louvre
Location within Paris
Alternative names Le Carrousel
General information
Type Shopping mall
Location Paris, France
Coordinates 48°51′37″N 2°20′15″E / 48.860395°N 2.337599°E / 48.860395; 2.337599Coordinates: 48°51′37″N 2°20′15″E / 48.860395°N 2.337599°E / 48.860395; 2.337599
Inaugurated 15 octobre 1993
Owner Unibail-Rodamco
Technical details
Floor area 10 200 m²
Other information
Number of stores more than 35
Parking 615 spaces
Website
Official website

The Carrousel du Louvre is an underground shopping mall in Paris, France. The name refers to two nearby sites, the Louvre museum and the Place du Carrousel. The mall contains a famous skylight, La Pyramide Inversée (the inverted pyramid), which plays an important role in the best-selling book The Da Vinci Code.

Details[edit]

Plan of the Carrousel du Louvre and the Palais du Louvre

The shopping mall is located at 99 Rue de Rivoli in the 1st arrondissement. The mall is located near the Tuileries Gardens, the Comédie-Française, the Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre. The nearest metro stop is Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre (Lines 1 and 7).

The mall covers 10,200 square metres. It was opened in October 1993. Major retail tenants include Sephora, Esprit, the first Apple Store in France, Mariage Frères Tea Emporium, Plaisirs de Paris, Swarovski, Perigot, Le Tanneur and Fossil.

The mall includes a food court, Restaurants du Monde, containing several restaurants including a controversial[1] McDonald's. The mall includes a convention centre and exhibition hall.

The shopping mall contains one of a number of entrances to the Louvre museum.

On 3 February 2017, the mall was the scene of an attempted terrorist attack by a 29-year-old Egyptian man, in which he slightly injured a soldier before being shot and wounded.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Bad taste' cries as McDonald's moves into 'Mona Lisa' museum". CNN. 7 October 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant". BBC News. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.