Carrousel du Louvre
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|Carrousel du Louvre|
Location within Paris
|Alternative names||Le Carrousel|
|Inaugurated||15 octobre 1993|
|Floor area||10 200 m²|
|Number of stores||more than 35|
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.
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 (Line 1).
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 shopping mall contains one of the few entrances to the Louvre museum.
- "'Bad taste' cries as McDonald's moves into 'Mona Lisa' museum". CNN. 7 October 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2010.
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