Cardi B, the new face of Balenciaga, adorns walls of the Louvre | AFP

The American rapper Cardi B, the new face of Balenciaga, is featured on the walls of the Louvre Museum in Paris for the brand’s new advertising campaign. The 27-year-old rapper has nearly 75 million subscribers on Instagram.

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Mona Lisa vuelve al trabajo: reabre el Louvre

El Louvre reabre sus puertas, con limitación de aforo y mascarillas obligatorias. El museo confía en atraer visitantes más cercanos ahora que la Unuión Europea comienza a reabrir sus fronteras

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First visitors return to Louvre museum as it reopens after 16-week virus shutdown | AFP

The Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, reopens after its three-month coronavirus closure today, but with nearly a third of its galleries still shut.

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Coronavirus: Paris lockdown leaves landmarks abandoned | AFP

On its 24th day of lockdown, Paris has turned into a ghost city. Gone are the crowds of tourists flocking to the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower, gone are the traffic jams filling the narrow streets and wide boulevards alike. But the city’s famous landmarks are standing proud, even if there’s no one to admire them.

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Paris’s Louvre area almost deserted amid virus lockdown | AFP

The rue de Rivoli in Paris, a famous shopping street near the Louvre museum, is almost deserted on the second day of an unprecedented lockdown measures in France to wage “war” on the coronavirus. IMAGES

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Coronavirus lockdown: Rue de Rivoli deserted in central Paris | AFP

France’s famous Rue de Rivoli, bordering the Louvre museum in central Paris, is deserted hours after France moves into a near-total lockdown over the coronavirus, the latest country to impose draconian restrictions on its population. IMAGES

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Tourists disappointed after France’s Louvre shut by coronavirus | AFP

“I just got an email that it would be closed from 6pm and I had a ticket for 5:30”. Tourists voice their disappointment after finding out France’s famed museum the Louvre is closing until further notice over coronavirus fears.

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Happy tourists react to Louvre reopening after coronavirus fears | AFP

The Louvre museum in Paris reopens to the public after management take steps to allay fears over the spread of the coronavirus, which had sparked a staff protest. (COMPLETES I1PL4MT_EN)

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Tourists react as Paris’s Louvre museum remains shut over coronavirus fears | AFP

Tourists wait in front of the Louvre museum in Paris, closed for a second day running after staff again refused to work due to coronavirus fears, a union said.

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ShowBiz Minute: Louvre, Spielberg, US Box Office

Virus fears close down France’s famed Louvre Museum; Spielberg daughter arrested on domestic charge in Tennessee; “The Invisible Man” tops U.S. box office with $29 million. (March 2)

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Paris’s Louvre museum still closed over staff coronavirus fears | AFP

The Louvre in Paris, the world’s most visited museum, continues to turn tourists away as staff refuse to work because of coronavirus fears. The Louvre, near the banks of the Seine river in central Paris, received 9.6 million visitors last year, most of them foreigners including Americans, Chinese and Europeans. IMAGES

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Louvre museum in Paris closes over coronavirus fears | AFP

The Louvre museum in Paris kept its doors closed to visitors today as staff withheld labour citing fears over the coronavirus, a union representative told AFP. Some 300 staff of the world’s most visited museum met in the morning and voted “almost unanimously” not to open in the morning, Christian Galani of the CGT labour union told AFP. IMAGES

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France’s Louvre Museum closed to public due to staff strike against pension reform | AFP

The Louvre museum in Paris shut down Friday after striking workers blocked the entrance, management said, in the latest protest against plans to overhaul France’s pension system. Hundreds of disappointed visitors massed in front of the entrance to the world’s most visited museum, some hurling insults at the striking workers, according to an AFP reporter at the scene. IMAGES

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For the first time since 1803 Christmas mass held away from Notre-Dame | AFP

Notre-Dame parishioners celebrate Christmas mass at Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois church in Paris, near the Louvre, as the cathedral remains inaccessible since a massive fire in April. IMAGES

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Louvre gears up for Leonardo da Vinci retrospective | AFP

Dozens of exceptional works by Leonardo da Vinci, some on loan from the Queen of England or Bill Gates, will be on display at the Louvre from Thursday for a temporary exhibition.

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Thousands of guests take part in secret Paris “Dinner in White” | AFP

Thousands of guests dressed entirely in white gathered in the Tuileries gardens in Paris, for a “Dinner in White” in front of the Louvre. The giant chic picnic is an annual tradition in the city of lights, and its location is only revealed to participants at the last minute.

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Paris museum reopens after overcrowding dispute

The Louvre museum in Paris has reopened to the public after it was closed for one day on Monday, when workers complaining about overcrowding walked out. (May 29)

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Paris’ Big Wheel attraction lives out its final days

Paris’ riverside Big Wheel attraction will be free for Parisian visitors until 18 May, when it is set to close for the final time. Last November, Paris councillors voted almost unanimously to axe the “Grande Roue”, which has sat intermittently on the Place de la Concorde near the Louvre museum since 1993.

NGO stages protest in Louvre against museum’s oil ties

The Louvre briefly evacuates one its busiest rooms after black-clad environmental activists staged a protest against oil giant Total’s patronage of the Paris museum. About a dozen protesters lay down on the floor in front of “The Raft of the Medusa”, an iconic 19th-century painting by Theodore Gericault showing the shipwreck of a French navy frigate.

Abu Dhabi just opened their Louvre museum – take a look inside

Louvre Abu Dhabi just opened 10 years after the project was announced in 2007. The art museum, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, cost over £1 billion to make.

Abu Dhabi is renting the name “Louvre” for 30 years andy paid France £399 million to do so.

They also loaned 300 artworks from France, which cost £571 million. Just like Paris, the museum has a Da Vinci portrait, “La Belle Ferronniere,” which is also on loan.

There are more than 620 pieces and artefacts on display including Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso. There’s also a Napoleon painting from Jacques-Louis David.

Only 235 pieces are from the museum’s own collection. Loans come from 13 French museums like Pompidou, Musee d’Orsay, and Versailles.

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