In addition to his night on Wednesdays and Fridays, the Louvre museum is launching this year in a new adventure: that of animating the tour of the corridors of time another night, free of charge, on the first Saturday of each month.

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As of this weekend, it will be possible to walk freely in the wings, Denon, and Sully, caves paintings, Italian and French, of egyptian antiquities, Greek, etruscan, and roman. The opportunity for all those curious to learn more about the arts of Islam, to go and admire The Scribe crouched , or yet, try to uncover the secret of the smile of Mona Lisa. On the side of the Richelieu wing, a program even more amazing. On booking, but always without pay any penny, the museum will also organize workshops of sketches, games track, but also a concert of the Orchestre de Paris and discovered with the help of torch light of the court of Khorsabad. A little more quiet, a space between the statues of the Seventeenth century will be reserved for book lovers and players of games.

“One tries the challenge of the human mediation. It is not aimed at the same audience with these openings, it will be a festive event and popular.”

Jean-Luc Martinez, president of the Louvre.

This new attraction replaces the one that was introduced in 1996, which offered a free guided tour of the Louvre on the first Sunday of the month from October to march. Now, even if the museum will continue to welcome visitors on Sunday, it will no longer issue free the about. “In these days of free education were no longer effective to attract first-time visitors,” explained in November, Jean-Luc Martinez, 20 minutes . “There was a windfall operated by tour operators in china, in particular, at the expense of their clients who were to visit the Louvre in bad conditions.”

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In a more playful approach and a little less touristy, this new facet of the museum of the Louvre will be to discover as of this weekend, in the evening of Saturday 5 January.

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