Art Lovers, the Louvre is Reopening

After months of lockdown, the Louvre will reopen for tourists in July
The Louvre, Paris
The Louvre, Paris

After months of lockdown in France, the country&rsquos most visited museum will open its doors again on July 6. The Louvre, which is home to Mona Lisa, will reopen alongside other monuments and tourist spots in the country.

&ldquoEven if it was possible to discover the Louvre&rsquos treasures virtually during the lockdown, nothing can replace the emotion of standing in front of a work of art that is the raison d&rsquoetre of museums,&rdquo Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez told Reuters. Of course, the virtual tours were exceedingly popular, too. The Louvre&rsquos official website saw 10.5 million visitors from March 12 to May 22 when in 2019, the total number of visitors was 14.1 million. The museum was shut down on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From now on, when visiting the tourist hubs and museums in the country, masks will be compulsory. The Louvre has introduced social distancing norms, new signage and a reservation system to keep visitors safe. Online reservations for the same will be open from June 15. 

&nbspHere's the announcement from the museum's official Twitter feed

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