The crisis of the coronavirus has already caused “more than 40 million euros of losses,” at the Louvre, has announced its president-director Jean-Luc Martinez, who is expected to three years financially difficult and calls for a revival by the “cultural democratization” in the direction of the youth and public to be more modest, ile-de-france, in particular, who will again be able to take advantage of the venerable institution as early as 5 July.70% of the public establishment, that is 45.000 m2 will be available. Busy areas, as well as the Antiquities, including egyptian, will be open to the public. The places which are more complex to manage, will remain for the time being closed.
“We lose 80 % of our audience. 75% of our visitors are of foreign origin. We are going to have at best 20-30% of our audience in the summer of 2019between 4,000 and 10,000 visitors per day” this summer, had assessed Jean-Luc Martinez in a press briefing last week. More question as some days last summer of having to refuse of the world.
The bookings are time and date stamped, are open since 15 June on the internetand remain the preferred route for access to the Louvre, but it will be possible to try its luck by coming on the spot if there are any slots remained free. On June 24, the last number provided was 12,000 bookings, mainly in the month of July.
Visitors will be required to bring their masks, there will be no changing rooms or refreshment, and the course will be arrow without back to back, and all output will be final.