Parisians hold rousing Louvre party for Macron

/ May 8, 2017

Parisians hold rousing Louvre party for Macron

Screams of joy, sighs of relief and rousing dance music. A wave of human emotion wafted across the palatial esplanade of the Louvre Museum on Sunday night as thousands celebrated the victory of president-elect Emmanuel Macron — and the defeat of his far-right rival, ...

Louvre attacker identified as Dubai resident

Feb 9, 2017

Louvre attacker identified as Dubai resident

French investigators on Wednesday confirmed the identity of the 29-year-old Egyptian suspect in last week’s machete attack outside the Louvre museum in Paris, a source close to the probe said. Abdallah El-Hamahmy had already been tentatively identified through phone and visa records that matched ...

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

Jun 3, 2016

Two dead, thousands evacuated in France flood emergency

Torrential rain forced thousands of people from their homes south of Paris while the River Seine surged to its highest level for over 30 years in the French capital, shutting down the famed Louvre and Orsay museums and a metro line. In Evry-Gregy-sur-Yerre, south ...

The Louvre's spin on art history

May 12, 2015

The Louvre's spin on art history

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The futuristic-looking National Art Center Tokyo (NACT) seems like a rather unusual venue for an exhibition of mainly 17th- and 18th-century European art sourced from Paris’s famous Louvre Museum. But while the Louvre’s collections are very much rooted in the past, the French institution ...