Social Event

The social event of VALUETOOLS 2011 will take place in Paris at the Louvre Museum May 18, 2011 evening and will consist of a (free or guided) museum visit of the Louvre and a gala dinner at Cafe Grand Louvre under the big pyramid.

Cafe Grand Louvre

The Grand Louvre restaurant is situated under the Pyramid at the Hall Napoléon level.

The Museum

Formerly the residence of the Kings of France, the Louvre is one of the French capital's most renowned sites. With its rich past and collections, it is one of the world’s greatest museums. The best known of the Louvre's extensive art collection is undoubtedly its most oft-visited and famous painting, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, located in the Renaissance Italian Paintings section. The Winged Victory of Samothrace, the celebrated headless statue with outspread wings, and the Venus de Milo are two of the most frequently viewed Greek statues, while the Seated Scribe is one of the most emblematic pieces in the Egyptian Antiquities section.


- 19h (STRICT SCHEDULE): Welcome at Grand Louvre restaurant under the Big Pyramid.

- 19h15: Visit of the Museum (Louvre). There are 2 options: guided tour (50 people max) and non-guided tour (no limitation).

- 20h45: Dinner at Grand Louvre restaurant. PLEASE RESPECT THE SCHEDULE TIME, especially for free tour of the Louvre. The Big Pyramid is closing at midnight. The subway is still opened at this time.


- By subway: station Palais Royal Musée du Louvre on line 1 and 7.

- By bus: The following bus lines stop in front of the Pyramid 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81 and 95.

- From ENS Cachan: take the RER B line at the station Bagneux, direction PARIS CDG, stop at the station Chatelet les Halles, then take line 1 direction La Défense-Grande Arche and stop at the station Palais Royal Musée du Louvre. You can also walk from RER B line stops Saint Michel or Chatelet les Halles to reach the Louvre instead of taking line 1.