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The Louvre is the oldest and smallest neighborhood in Paris. Located in the 1st and 2nd districts of the cosmopolitan city, the area locates various attractions such as the Louvre Museum which is the largest museum in the world with nearly 35 000 pieces of art, the Museum of decorative arts, and the Orangerie Museum displaying treasures from the Impressionism era.
The Louvre neighborhood also locates Vendôme Place, Paris's most lavish place, a space holding many luxury jewelers and high-end boutiques. While visiting, you will also find the Faubourg Saint Honoré, a street considered as central arteries of the French couture industry, high-end perfumers, fashion designers, and fine accessory shops.
Decorative Arts Museum
Decorative Arts museum
Decorative Arts Museum
The Louvre has two metro stations: Palais Royal Musée du Louvre and Louvre Rivoli metro station. The area has various attractions counting historic places, galleries and museums such as Le Musée des art décoratifs de Paris a.k.a MDA which is located in a wing of the Louvre. Opened in 1905, the MDA has received rare fashion pieces by big names such as Christian Lacroix, Paul Poiret, Elsa Schiaparelli and Cristóbal Balenciaga.
Displaying collections of decorative arts, history, furniture, paintings, jewelry, and sculpture the Museum of Decorative Art is also considered a must-visit museum in Paris by fashion lovers. Besides the cited attractions, there are other places to visit such as le Jardin des Tuileries, a park filled with fountains, sculptures and panoramas, or Place de la Concorde built by Louis XIII's very own architect during the Age of the Enlightenment.
Restaurants, Bakeries & Bars
With an excellent dining scene and a wide range of choices, from eat-to-go bakeries to casual foodie favorites to Michelin star cuisine, the Louvre Neighborhood teem with a lot of restaurants, bars, and tea houses. On the sweet snacks side, there is Boneshaker Doughnuts on Rue d’Aboukir, making exquisite homemade doughnuts, or Le café Richelieu Angelina Paris located in the Richelieu wing, at the Louvre.
For savory dishes, the area offers various choices such as Italian cuisine with Loulou on Rue de Rivoli or French culinary with Noglu on Passage Des Panoramas, a gluten-free kitchen built on French tradition.
For a more original concept, Maison Plisson on Rue des Petits Carreaux will enchant you. At the same time a grocery store, a butcher shop, a pastry shop, a charcuterie, a fish counter, a juice bar, and a restaurant, Maison Plisson is the perfect restaurant to eat like home in Paris. Mastering french cuisine, the place offers seasonal ingredients and fresh homemade meals. Every Saturday and Sunday, Maison Plisson proposes all-you-can-eat brunches.
The Louvres' neighborhood is a very popular area, with the Chatelet Les Halles shopping center located close to the Hotel De Ville. Called Westfield Forum des Halles, the shopping mall holds many stores such as supermarkets like Monoprix, fashion and sports shops like H&M, Liu Jo, or Nike, health and beauty shops, drugstores and para pharmacy, shops for culture, media, and electronic devices such as Fnac and Darty and many other shops for books, gifts, toys...
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