One of the world’s most visited museums, the Louvre in Paris, opened its doors on Monday after being forced to remain closed due to a coronavirus epidemic for almost four months. More than 7 thousand visitors booked tickets online for the first day of work, reported in the Museum.
After the easing of quarantine measures, some museums – mostly small – opened in France in May, and others – larger-in June. The Louvre was one of the last to receive the public.
“About 7.4 thousand tickets were booked for Monday. But the day is not over yet,” a spokeswoman for the Louvre’s press service told. According to her, most of the visitors are French, but there are also tourists from European countries.
“Usually, the Louvre receives 30-40 thousand people a day, 75% of them are foreigners, often from distant countries. Naturally, they are not present today because of the closed borders. But we expect that from 5 to 10 thousand people will visit the Louvre every day,” the interlocutor said. Last year, the Louvre received 9.6 million tourists.
In the current conditions, you can only get guaranteed access to the Museum by booking tickets on the website and choosing a specific period. It will be possible to buy a ticket directly at the entrance only if there are seats left after selling online, the Museum notes. Those who are eligible for free admission should also consider the issue of reservation. Entrance to the Louvre is carried out under the pyramid, where visitors are distributed in two queues-according to the reserved time.
Protective masks are a must-have accessory. To avoid crossing the flow of visitors, the Museum administration has introduced certain routes that do not allow you to go back when viewing the exhibition.