“The new Apple store in Paris is located below the famous Louvre Pyramid, in the Carrousel du Louvre. The store includes a level dedicated to the Mac, as well as a separate space dedicated to the iPhone. As with other flagship stores, the space is immense, and features a glass staircase. It is opening with a team of 150 employees, and includes the usual assortment of services such as The Genius Bar, One-to-One shopping, business consulting, classes, and presentations.”
If you need guidance upon arrival look for the concierge dressed in an orange tee-shirt.
Apple Store Paris
Carrousel du Louvre - level 1
99 Rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris, France
Metro: Palais-Royal - Musée du Louvre, Louvre-Rivoli
When a Japanese restaurant serves Pierre Herme pastries for dessert you know that the place has high-quality standards. Kai serves authentic and creative Japanese cuisine in Paris. The decor is sleek and contemporary. This restaurant is a little jewel located a few blocks away from a big jewel—the Louvre museum. Lunch menu goes from 25€ to 40€ and dinner menu is 60€ and up.
18 Rue du Louvre
tel: 01 40 15 01 99
Tu-Sun: 12pm-2pm / 7pm-10.30pm (Closed for lunch on Sunday)
Closed on Monday, July 14 and August.
You are done visiting the Louvre, you are starving and you have a craving for a burger? L’Emile has a good cheeseburger on their menu and it is served with crispy french fries. The meat is juicy, the bun is sweet and soft and it comes with crispy bacon, onions, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, a sweet dill pickle and thousand island dressing. That is probably the only item on L’Emile’s menu that is American, everything else is French: tartare, lamb roast, beef sirloin with Bearnaise sauce… Main dishes are around 25€, the cheeseburger is 17€ (14€ at lunch time). The kitchen closes at 11.30pm but drinks can still be ordered until 2am.
8 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
M-F: 12am-2pm / 8pm-11.30pm
Closed on Sunday
Le Fumoir in Paris has been mentioned everywhere, from the Paris guides to the NYTimes. It’s location is prime, it is right across the street from the world’s most visited museum — the Louvre. It’s very central, serves food all day, has a few tables on the sidewalk that are heated during the cold days and are hard to get when it’s warm and sunny. Le Fumoir has a cozy atmosphere, 1940’s music, dim lights, leather chairs and dark wooden tables, the espressos are served with speculoos (cinnamon cookies) and water, lots of it—my American friends should appreciate that. It’s a few steps away from one of my favorite places in Paris: the cour carrée du Louvre. The cour carrée du Louvre is most beautiful, i think, at dusk. I was once alone there (probably unlikely to happen ever again) until someone walked by and stopped for a short while, it was just the two of us, me and Isabella Rossellini.
6 Rue de l’Amiral Coligny
All year round.