Apple will open TWO Apple Store in Paris in 2009.
The first Apple Store will be located at the Carrousel of the Louvre, a very touristy shopping mall that is under this famous museum. This Apple Store will be built in the spaces of the two existing stores Lalique and Résonances (not fare from the Virgin Megastore) and the store will also spread onto the second floor and take over part of the Food Court.
The second Apple Store will certainly be the mother ship of Paris and maybe of Europe. Since many years Apple wanted to open the first European store in Paris, near the Opera. The first building chosen by Apple was the American Express building on rue Scribe. Unfortunately, city regulations prevented Apple from building that Store which would have modificated the building’s façade. Apple had to give-up the dream that Paris would be the first European capital to accommodate an Apple Store. It was instead London, which had this chance.