Photo courtesy of Printemps du Louvre au Carrousel du Louvre
La Galerie du Carrousel du Louvre
Type: Shopping Centers
Surely only the French are audacious enough to put an indoor shopping mall underneath the world's most famous and revered museum. Nevermind that the Louvre was once home to kings and queens, it is now... Read More
Surely only the French are audacious enough to put an indoor shopping mall underneath the world's most famous and revered museum. Nevermind that the Louvre was once home to kings and queens, it is now still home to Mona (Lisa) and Venus (de Milo). That aside, this is one of the loveliest shopping malls, and certainly the most conveniently located one, in Paris. Last year the luxury department store, Au Printemps, opened up a new location at the Carrousel to much fanfare. Among the boutiques you can find here are a Fragonard perfume shop, Lalique, Nature et Découverte and Yellow Korner, which is a chain store of high-end frameable art photos. The Point WC – privately run public toilets - here is also convenient and clean. There is actually even a food court here, too. It offers a dozen or more choices and seating for hundreds.
- Shopping Malls and Centers: "The brand new Au Printemps du Louvre is open even on Sundays. And you'll also find here a pretty decent food court as well as clean restrooms."
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Once you're finished with the Louvre, isn't it time to reward yourself with some shopping therapy ?