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Carrousel du Louvre

99 rue de Rivoli, Paris 75001 France
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  • Carrousel du LouvrePro 2014
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    5 Jul 04, 2014

    This is the place if you are trying to get into the Louvre ask someone to help you find the Carrousel! I found this travel tip in other forums but when I arrived I couldn't find the place, fortunately when we asked a guard there went out of his way to show us where it was. It is a separate mall attached to the Louvre. The lines for getting through security were much shorter and you are inside so you don't have to wait out in the sun, cold, rain, ect. It was very hot the day we went and it was so much nicer waiting in line inside. To get to the Carrousel you have to pass the outside entrance and walk to the far NorthWest part of the building (the side away from the Seine and away from Notre Dame). The building is so big it can be tricky to locate but if you are standing at the pyramid entrance facing the pyramid go through the tunnel to the left, walk through and turn left then keep walking down a ways and there will be a mall entrance on the building to your left.

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    Thais Guimaraes
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    3 Nov 16, 2013

    This is an amazing piece of architecture that can be viewed from the street level or the underground level of the Louvre galleries. It is made of steel and glass and it completely stands apart from the classic French Louvre architecture. It caused a lot of uproar when it was built, but I guess people got used to it and it became a very French landmark

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  • Carrousel du LouvrePro 2014
    Maan @Travel Binge
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    4 Oct 17, 2013

    I accidentally found this site when I got lost :) I exited the wrong line at the metro and found myself in this underground shopping mall in Paris. The name refers to two nearby sites, the Louvre museum and the Place du Carrousel. The mall contains a famous skylight, the La Pyramide Inversée (the inverted pyramid), which plays an important role in the best-selling book The Da Vinci Code.

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    Lauren Baker
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    4 Sep 18, 2013

    This entrance to the Louvre is less well known, so the line Is usually shorter. Nice shops and of course the famous inverted pyramid.

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    Lucy Swift Weber Youdovin
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    1 May 09, 2013

    Hell, conveniently located under the louvre. This horrible, perpetually over-heated mall houses some important places to know, like the apple store, but it is basically to be avoided.

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    Beth Spurr
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    4 Apr 01, 2013

    Located underneath the Louvre, this small "shopping mall" has many stores as well as a food court. So if you are short for time or just dying of starvation after perusing through the halls of the Louvre, go to the Carrousel for a wide selection of restaurants located in the food court.

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    Cristiano Pivato
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    3 Jan 27, 2013

    All'interno della piramide di vetro del Louvre dove secondo il Codice D'Avinci sarebbe sepolta la Maddalena

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    Joseph Coureur
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    3 Jan 08, 2013

    The DaVinci Code brought the Carrousel du Louvre to the attention of many people who would otherwise walk right by it. Dan Brown's story says that the Holy Grail is there, hidden by a conspiracy that's gone on for centuries. Even if nothing it there, it's a curious piece of architecture that pulls light into the room.

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    Toufic Tawily
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    3 Oct 16, 2012

    the modern architecture in the middle of an old palace. this is where the holy grail is supposed to be according to Dan brown... otherwise avoid this entrance to the louvre and go for the less crowded side entrances..

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    Laurel W
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    4 Sep 27, 2012

    The Carrousel is next to the Louvre garden, on the Tuileries gardens side of the Louvre, across from the main entrance in the glass pyramid. The Arc of the Carrousel forms a line with the L'Arc de Triomphe and Le Grand Arche. Stand under the arch and you can see.

    What is really worth noting is near the Arc is the not well known Carrousel entrance into the Louvre. If you are facing the glass pyramid, look to your left and note a set of stair going down into the building. While everyone is queuing up at the glass pyramid, we were able to walk down into the Carrousel entrance, buy tickets from the machines and enter directly.

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    4 Sep 23, 2012

    With the right natural light hitting the right spot, the prism coming off of the glass panes make the entire hall light up very beautifully at the Carrousel du Louvre. Also this is a great back way to get through security and skip much longer lines upstairs!

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    Gosia Charchuła
    3 Sep 08, 2012

    s an underground shopping mall in Paris.
    The mall contains a famous skylight, the La Pyramide Inversée
    Major retail tenants include Virgin Megastore, Sephora, Esprit, the first Apple Store in France, Plaisirs de Paris, Swarovski, Perigot, Le Tanneur, and Fossil.

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    Liav Leshem
    4 Aug 10, 2012

    This is modern art served as an entrance to the Louvre. look amazing from the outside (if the line isn't that long)

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    Karlien Pretorius
    5 Jul 09, 2012

    The Louvre is so huge that I need to go back to spend more time there. However, I spent a couple of days in Paris on my own and spent hours wondering around and admiring all the art and sculptures. What an experience! You just need lots of time to be able to see at least a few rooms/halls. I got completely lost but I loved it!

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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Great spot in between the Louvre and the Tuileries. Even though it's smaller than Arc de Triomphe, it's just as great for photos!

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    Bibiana De Carli
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    3 Jul 11, 2013

    You need to put your hand in the middle :P

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    5 May 28, 2013
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    Nadya Letang
    5 Oct 22, 2012

    just amazing on a sunny day!!!

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    Lauren
    4 Aug 06, 2012

    There is a food court and a few unique shops, as well as the inverted pyramid.

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Do you know where to find the only food court in France? One that includes a controversial (gasp!) McDonald’s? The same place you’ll find one of the Louvre’s entrances and a famous inverted pyramid skylight: the shopping mall located between France’s most famous museum and the Place du Carrousel. The underground shopping center also includes a Virgin Megastore, the county’s first Apple Store, ... read more
Swarovski, and Sephora; among others.

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