French culture and American convenience will come together in December — thanks to plans by the McDonald’s restaurant chain to hang its shingle in the shadow of the Louvre.
McDonald’s is delighted at the prospect of feeding hungry culture vultures. But not everyone is happy about mixing high art and fast food.
The McDonald’s will be installed in the food court of the underground mall adjoining the museum, known as the Carrousel du Louvre, as the fast-food chain fetes its 30th anniversary in France, McDonald’s France said.
The pairing could serve the interests of both. The Louvre is the world’s most visited museum; France is McDonald’s top market outside the United States.
This is so disappointing. I love the French and their cuisine. I saw a McD’s on the Champs Ã‰lysÃ©es and thought that was bad, but the Louvre…the LOUVRE! I didn’t know that they love McD’s so much; it may be an explanation for why the French are becoming as obese as the US.