Apple’s application to build a store in Paris – its first in France – has been approved, according to the French financial daily La Tribune. The location: the Carrousel du Louvre, prime retail space under the pyramid that dominates Napoleon’s courtyard at the museum’s grand entrance.
According to La Tribune’s brief report, Apple (AAPL) has drawn up plans to build a two-story, 715 square meter store in space previously occupied by two shops – Résonances and Lalique. Among its new commercial neighbors: Sephora, Esprit and a Virgin Megastore.
ifoAppleStore, which watches Apple’s retail activities more closely than a security guard, adds this:
Of course, construction does not necessarily follow approval, but I.M Pei’s glass pyramid would complement nicely Apple’s glass cube on Manhattan’s Fifth Ave.