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Right in the heart of the French capital, the Carrousel du Louvre is an underground shopping centre named after the nearby Louvre Museum and Carrousel Arch. If you pick up a hire car at Carrousel du Louvre you'll find yourself in the 1st arrondissement district, in the middle of the historic centre of Paris. The area not only homes a great range of historic attractions – there are a variety of traditional French restaurants where you take in the local cuisine. If you head south of Place de Carrousel, you'll find the famed River Seine.
Before you leave the Carrousel du Louvre, note the famous huge inverted glass pyramid skylight which features prominently in the Da Vinci Code. The historic Louvre Museum is one of the world's major art treasure houses where you'll find Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Alongside are the Tuileries Gardens, which also house Monet's Water Lilies paintings in the Orangery gallery. For some retail therapy, the mall underneath it contains more than 35 shops. If you have a hire car from Carrousel du Louvre you're well placed to explore the ‘Right Bank' of the Seine. It's a district packed with attractions like the Palais Royal and Les Halles market.