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Escape to the Louvre !

After having been closed for much of 2020 and 2021, the Louvre is trying to entice visitors to return with a host of events and activities, like 20-minute visits for kids, a treasure hunt in the neighbouring Tuileries Gardens and even free outdoor movie showings in the beautiful courtyard!

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The museum’s slogan en French is ‘get back the smile’, referring to the most famous smile in the world, the Mona Lisa. They’re making it easy for you to look at and explore the iconic painting with a new virtual reality app.

It’s the first time the Mona Lisa has been available in VR, and the app will tell you more about Monna Lisa herself as well as explaining some of Leonardo de Vinci’s special techniques.

More info and download links here.

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Do you have children with short attention spans and a grasp of French? The ‘mini discovery’ visits are perfect for them. In 20 minutes, a guide will answer all their questions while hurrying you through eight different spaces in the museum. They won’t have time to get bored!

Or perhaps you’d prefer to be outdoors? In that case, there’s a treasure trail (in French) called Secret d’Arcadie in the Tuileries Gardens from 10th July – 29th August 2021. In teams of 2-6 people (starting at 8 years old) you’ll explore various secret places that mix art and nature in order to reveal a secret.

The game is free, but don’t forget to book your spot here.

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And to celebrate summer, the Louvre is organising four nights of outdoor cinema in the glorious cour carrée. Called Cinéma Paradiso Louvre, 1455 seats are available for each night from 1st-4th July, and you can book yours here.

Doors open at 7.30pm, there are concerts and other musical events to keep you entertained before the film, appearances from artists and celebrities from the world of cinema, followed by a film that hasn’t yet had wide release, or a classic such as 2001 A Space Odyssey, projected on a 24m-wide screen.

The event ends late (1am) and all the info can be found here.

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The Louvre also has a lot on offer for anyone who can’t make it to the actual museum – online concerts, podcasts, videos to help kids discover works of art

Make sure you check out the museum’s new website, which is now a lot simpler to navigate and looks good too! 🙂

The Louvre is here

Open every day except Tuesdays from 9am-6pm. Last ticket 5pmuvert tous les jours, sauf le mardi de 9h à 18h. Dernier billet à 17h

Admission: 17€

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