Close to the Louvre, if you are looking for a quiet place and amazing place, you should visit Le Palais Royal.
A garden with gallery all around, a special mood, some nice shop, some good café … and never too crowded.
One of my preferred places, to relax, dream, meditate with the feeling to be fare away of the madness of the city.
You can easily imagine the animated past of the place, his past of “light district” during the revolution, you can dream of Molière when you cross La Comédie Française.
You can imagine Jean Cocteau or Colette walking under the gallery when they was living here.