The Louvre crowned as France’s top tourist spot

News provided by Mike Armstrong on Thursday 3rd Jan 2019

The world’s largest art museum the Louvre hosted a record breaking 10.2 million visitors in 2018, up from 25% the previous year.

The historic museum is home to many renowned pieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Théodore Géricault's 19th century masterpiece the Raft of the Medusa, not forgetting many antiquities and sculptures.

Frances’ tourism industry took a sharp decline after terrorist attacks claimed 230 lives between 2015 and 2016, but figures have recently increased, with Paris once again becoming a European hotspot for tourists.

According to authorities, The Louvre was France's most visited museum in 2018, with the Eiffel Tower coming in second place..

The Louvre is a tourist magnet for none-French tourists, with over three quarters visiting from outside France and under 30 years old.

A single adult ticket to the Louvre costs 15 euros.

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