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11/08/2009

Visiting the Louvre - There's an App for That!

Louvre Museum, Apple store

PARIS — Not only is there an App for just about everything, there's just about everything in the Louvre museum Carrousel shopping center. Thus, on Saturday, Apple opened its first retail store in France (the 277th in ten countries), underneath the Tuileries garden and great glass pyramid in the Louvre.

In addition to upscale shops and a gourmet food court - at least until the McDonald's arrives in December - the new Apple store will be competing with Microsoft's Windows 7 Cafe which opened there just two weeks ago.

Louvre Museum, iPhone, iPod, Apple
Along with a horde of museum guests, dozens of employees sporting bright red shirts printed with the Apple logo did a countdown en français to the opening of the store's doors. The classy two-story Apple store will offer Macs, iPods and iPhones.

If you can't get to Paris, you can always download the newly launched Louvre App - free for iPhone and iPod touch users. The Louvre App allows virtual guests to wander the galleries of the magnificent Louvre museum and browse a selection of fine art accompanied by commentaries, close-ups, details and video. The App also provides practical information about the museum such as hours, maps and services.


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[Photos: Top - Apple store at the Louvre Museum | Right - Detail of Louvre App]
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