Carrousel_du_Louvre Latitude and Longitude:

48°51′37″N 2°20′15″E / 48.860395°N 2.337599°E / 48.860395; 2.337599
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Carrousel du Louvre
La Pyramide Inversée, the Inverted Pyramid skylight, near the entrance to the Louvre
Carrousel du Louvre is located in Paris
Carrousel du Louvre
Location within Paris
Alternative namesLe 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; 2.337599
Inaugurated15 October 1993
Owner Unibail-Rodamco
Technical details
Floor area10,200 m2 (110,000 sq ft)
Other information
Number of storesmore than 35
Parking615 spaces

The Carrousel du Louvre is an underground shopping mall in Paris, France, managed by Unibail-Rodamco. The name refers to two nearby sites, the Louvre museum and the Place du Carrousel. The mall contains a famous skylight, La Pyramide Inversée ( Louvre Inverted Pyramid), which plays an important role in the best-selling 2003 book The Da Vinci Code.

Among other stores, it had the first Apple Store in France, and a McDonald's restaurant, which created controversy at the time. [1]


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 m2 (110,000 sq ft). It has 33 stores and 11 restaurants. [2] 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 McDonald's. [1] 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. [3]

The Salon du Carrousel du Louvre

Every year the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, an association of artists created in 1861 by Louis Martinet and Théophile Gautier to break with the Official Exhibition, organizes its Salone in the Carrousel du Louvre. [4] In 2018, 600 artists exhibited their works in front of about 15,000 visitors in just four days. [5] [6] The Salon des Beaux Arts welcomes painters, sculptors, engravers, photographers and illustrators, offering its guests a complete overview of the world of contemporary art.

Gold medals

  • 2018: Walther Jaques [7]
  • 2017: Thomas Dartigues, Tae Hue [8]
  • 2016: Jean-Jacques Baumé, Yo Coquelin, Baichuan Dong, Jiaying He [9]
  • 2013: Cao Jun [10]


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  2. ^ "Paris Shopping Malls. The top ten Malls". Paris Digest. 2019. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  3. ^ "Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant". BBC News. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Histoire et présentation de la Société Nationale des Beaux Arts". Salon des Beaux Arts (in French). Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  5. ^ "Salon des Beaux-Arts de Paris 2018 at Carrousel du Louvre -". Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  6. ^ "Le Salon des Beaux Arts de la Société Nationale des Beaux Arts". Salon des Beaux Arts (in French). Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  7. ^ "Publish Online". Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  8. ^ "Le palmarès du Salon des Beaux Arts 2017 : un rond-point d'émotions • Salon des Beaux Arts". Salon des Beaux Arts (in French). 2017-12-13. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  9. ^ "Les artistes primés en 2016 • Salon des Beaux Arts". Salon des Beaux Arts (in French). Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  10. ^ "Cao Jun Biography – Cao Jun on artnet". Retrieved 2019-02-07.