Louvre, Paris, France, 2004

Technicaly speaking this is not even a square. It was created as a king's private park - court yard in the middle of the Louvre Palace existing around this space since 12th century.

Louvre Museum was opened in 1793 shortly after French Revolution .

Space that we can visit today was finally shaped in 1988 after new underground entrance, glass pyramid standing over a new entrance to the main court, the Cour Napoléon, was designed by architect L. M. Pei. Space is huge and consists of a former court park extending all the way to the Place de la Concorde.
We visited this square in 2012 and noticed [last photo bellow], how Parisians are cleverly using this space. Groups with food and drinks are collecting chairs available everywhere placing them in a space with nice vistas and enjoying themselves!

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sociability
9
ceremonial
x
uses & activities
8
religious
x
access & linkages
9
social
x
comfort
7
residential
x
image
9
court yard or traffic circle
x
tourist value
10
with park
x
total
52
street, shopping
x
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