The Louvre, the most visited museum in the world, will break the attendance record this year and offer a free night from January to diversify the audience on the first Saturday of each month.
Considering the number of participants at the end of November, the museum is expected to reach 10 million visitors by the end of the year. This figure broke the annual attendance record set in 2012 with 9.7 million visitors. the administration confirmed a Parisian figure.
In 2017, the Louvre saw a sharp increase in attendance (after the 2015 attacks in Paris after 2016), it hosted 8.1 million visitors. With the Louvre-Lens, 8.5 million visitors will admire the collections in 2017.
This upcoming record goes beyond the more popular, commoners and visitors with a passion for opening up to new audiences, adorned with a variety of entertainment events, with an announcement of the launch of a free night each month. foreign tourists.
This new proposal, starting January 5, will target not only the people of De-de-France, but also young people and families with older children and youth. It is also offered to the owners of the Culture Cross which is being developed by the Ministry of Culture for young people.
The aim is, "this nocturnal is a real branch of the democratization of the Louvre."
This twelve evening between 18: and 21:45 am (local time), the first six free markets will change from October to March, the formula was abandoned, lack of success, did not attract the free market. ordinary.
I The number of national visitors coming to the Louvre for the first time came to an end on these free Sundays, while the participation of foreign visitors increased significantly, especially in the initiatives of tourist agencies benefiting from this wind effect, re says Louvre.
According to the public Louvre barometer, "the free market of popular categories was not free: 16% of workers on free Sundays."
The museum, Denon and Sully, will offer to visit their wings freely. Richelieu's wing will be free, but will only be accessible by booking. In the heart of oriental antique collections, visitors will be offered various activities.
The year 2019 will be the year of choice from both the time span and the animations offered.
In the courtyard of Marly, on the first night of January 5, there will be a table games area and a reading corner between the two sculptures. Rice orchestra, tales, sketch workshops, unexpected presentations of works, treasure hunting, will complete the discovery of collections by families.
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