McDonald’s to Open at the Louvre

McD_1477460cAnd yup, that was the sound of the French’s gastronomic and cultural street cred going up in a poof of smoke.  I honestly find this funny, but in a sad sad way that McDonald’s is opening a restaurant and a McCafe at the most visited museum in the world.

“This is the last straw,” an art historian working at the Louvre, who declined to be named, told the Daily Telegraph. “This is the pinnacle of exhausting consumerism, deficient gastronomy and very unpleasant odours in the context of a museum.”  He went on to say, “I’m not against eating in a museum but McDonald’s is hardly the height of gastronomy.  Today McDonald’s, tomorrow low-cost clothes shops.”  The horror!

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