Apple to Open Stunning Paris Apple Store in Le Louvre on Saturday

Apple is scheduled to open up its first Apple Store in Paris, France Saturday, at 10:00 AM local. In typical high-profile fashion, Apple's new store is located in bowels of Le Louvre museum in that institution's Carrousel du Louvre shopping center.

"We are very pleased to extend the experience of the Apple Store in France," Ron Johnson, Senior Vice President of Retail Apple, said in a statement. "The new store is located below the famous Louvre Pyramid, in the Carrousel du Louvre. This is the place to go shopping, train and develop ideas."

The new 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.

Apple Store in Carrousel du Louvre
Outside of the Paris Apple Store in the Carrousel du Louvre
Photo courtesy of Apple. has posted a pre-opening look at the store, including an extensive photo gallery.