New Louvre Museum in France

I am pretty sure many of use know the famous Louvre Museum in France (where the Joconde is living now).

Big news, the museum has built a new building in the North Of France (15 minutes from my house by car). It is called the Louvre Lens.

It is 2 hours from Paris by car.

Lens is the name of the city where is has been built.

The goal of this new building is to welcome all the numerous work of art that are in the backstage of the Louvre of Paris.

Here are my first picture of the museum:

© Astormfr ( Help)

© Astormfr ( Help)

The building is finished but the gardens all around not yet.

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February 10, 2013

Eclecticelegance

Wow, such a beautiful building. :-3

February 07, 2013

Astormfr

wow, I was not aware of that, thanks for the sharing!

February 07, 2013

Lejoch

Probably it will be completed in 2015. From Wikipedia:
Louvre Abu Dhabi is an entirely separate museum from the Louvre in Paris, although the two are linked by a thirty-year branding and training agreement and the Paris Louvre is one of the 12 shareholders in Agence France-Muséums. The thirty-year agreement, signed by French Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres and Sheik Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, will prompt the construction of a Louvre museum on Saadiyat Island, near central Abu Dhabi, in exchange for US$1.3 billion.

February 07, 2013

Astormfr

I do not think a Louvre will open in an other country that France.

But I know that Louvre very often lend arts to other museum all over the world.

February 07, 2013

Lejoch

I read about it. It's a good news as most of works are in the backstage of museums, not only in France. But what about Louvre Abu Dhabi?

February 06, 2013

Egomezta

Thanks for sharing, it looks great.

February 06, 2013

Astormfr

you are all welcome. This may be a reason to come and visit France!

February 06, 2013

Laurasinelle

Thanks for sharing!

February 06, 2013

Digikhmer

Excellent news.
I did not know that.
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