Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci, is more than ever the superstar of the Renaissance. A few hours after the first on-line sales of sesame indispensable to admire the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci, four months before its official opening on the 24th of October, the server of the website of the Louvre has been saturated.

in the Face of this gold rush léonardesque, the direction of the paris museum had to crack a communique, relayed on Twitter, to respond to the discomfort momentarily experienced by future visitors of the exhibition Vinci: “due to an influx of exceptional, the reservation server is saturated. The Louvre museum and its service provider shall make every effort to restore the situation. We thank you for your understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.”

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Contacted by our colleagues of the Paris , officials at the Louvre have admitted to have faced an influx without precedent. It promises already to do everything to put everything in order: “The museum of the Louvre and its service provider shall make every effort to rectify the situation, he explained. We thank you for your understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.”

An exceptional exhibition

This influx is certainly due to the fact that the Louvre will offer visitors an exceptional exhibition. Around his collection of five paintings and 22 drawings, the paris museum will bring together nearly 120 works (paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculptures, art objects) from the most prestigious european and american institutions: the Royal Collection, British Museum, National Gallery of London, vatican art Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Institute of France.

negotiations are underway for loans from Italian museums at the Louvre. The French museums are to lend their hand to the Italy of the paintings of Raphael for a major exhibition in 2020 in Rome.

Italy has shown last winter in susceptibility towards France about the many cultural events planned this year in france around Leonardo da Vinci, a painter tuscan who has spent the last three years of his life in Touraine, at the invitation of François Ier.

This is not the first time that the Louvre has put in place the reservations. This had been the case for the exhibition Vermeer in 2018. But for Vinci, the reservations are open earlier. The museum wishes to avoid the cohues that does not allow a good view of the paintings. Some 10.2 million visitors have flocked in 2018 under the Pyramid, to be dispatched in different wings of the huge museum: a crowd that is not easy to manage, in spite of the orientation systems modernized.

The apology posted on Twitter of the Museum of the Louvre