Microsoft opens ‘Windows Cafe’ in Paris

Microsoft’s entree into Apple-style retail stores was long expected but it’s fair to say no-one saw this coming.

Smack in the middle of Paris’ 1st arrondissement – a busy tourist hub encompassing attractions such as The Louvre the Tuileries Gardens and Palais-Royal – Microsoft is building the first ever Windows Cafe.

The store will open on October 22nd – the day that Windows 7 launches – with the aim of letting customers gets hands-on with the Windows 7 OS plus new Win7 hardware Windows Mobile phones and the Windows Live suite of online services.

No mention has been made of if the Windows Cafe is seen as a long-term investment or just a short-term project and there are said to be no plans to open a string of Windows cafes around the world.

The pics above come courtesy of NowhereElse.Fr.