Visitors emerge shaken but unscathed by Louvre attacker

Visitors emerge shaken but unscathed by Louvre attacker

Visitors to the Louvre in Paris praised the police response to Friday’s attack against security forces by a machete-wielding assailant. Some however were not so sure to return to the museum amid fears of another drop in tourist figures. Huang Shunqiang was in the underground lobby of the Louvre, under the magnificent I.M. Pei-designed glass […]

Louvre Museum reopens as France flood damage bill tops €1bn

Louvre Museum reopens as France flood damage bill tops €1bn

 The world-famous Louvre and d’Orsay museums reopened their doors to the public on Wednesday as French insurance companies announced their initial estimates for the cost of the natural disaster. Visitors once again flocked to see the Mona Lisa and the Nike of Samothrace in the Louvre, five days after flood waters forced an emergency shutdown […]

Louvre museum closes to evacuate stored art as floodwaters rise

Louvre museum closes to evacuate stored art as floodwaters rise

 The Louvre museum in flood-hit Paris said it would close on Friday to evacuate artworks held in its underground reserves as the River Seine began to burst its banks. The riverside museum – the most visited in the world, home to everything from the Mona Lisa to priceless Egyptian artefacts, took the radical action after […]