The Louvre Gets an American Neighbor

This December, American fast food giant McDonald’s plans to move within walking distance of France’s famous Louvre museum.  Something here seems a bit off, mixing iconic art with fast food.  Sure, McDonald’s might be iconic in it’s own right, but there is a huge difference.  McDonald’s is probably one of the world’s most accessible products, while the Louvre is a place that many people can only dream of going.  It seems as though putting the fast food chain next door would lessen the museum’s uniqueness because it’s surroundings would now be more familiar to it’s visitors.  Many are arguing that the pairing would serve interest of both because the Louvre is the world’s most visited museum and France is McDonald’s top market outside of the US.  Furthermore, another renowned venue, the Champs-Elysees Avenue inhabits a McDonald’s and it is the most profitable in the world.  It’s always about the business and McDonald’s knows that better than almost anyone.  If the area is famously popular, stick a Mcdonald’s there, and people will come.  There are always opposing views, and this subject is certainly no exception.  So many are opposing this new arrival, even louvrerepoutous.fr, a website that provides visitors information.  They went on to post, “Rendezvous in December for a Mona Lisa Extra Value Menu”.  The fast food chain would specifically reside at the Carrousel du Louvre, which is attached to the museum.  There has been no official opening date released, but it certainly will mark the end of an era.  Do you think that this is right, or does it even matter?

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