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Travel At the Louvre, 10 million virtual visits in two months: "We weren't expecting it!"

13:40  26 may  2020
13:40  26 may  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

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But we weren ' t expecting it to hit the bay till 2014. Pero no esperábamos que llegara a la bahía hasta 2014. We weren ' t expecting you for another hour at least. No esperábamos por una hora por lo menos.

Le Louvre a enregistré plus de 10 millions de visites en ligne entre le 12 mars et le 22 mai, un record : le musée en comptait 14 millions sur l’ensemble de l’année dernière. © AFP The Louvre recorded more than 10 million online visits between March 12 and May 22, a record: the museum had 14 million over the whole of last year. "We immediately said that we had to be present, to offer content", the director of mediation at the Louvre at the microphone of Europe 1.

The virtual tours of the Louvre have been a hit in recent weeks. Confinement requires, not a visitor has passed the doors of palace , but the works have not remained in the shadows. The museum recorded more than 10 million online visits between March 12 and May 22, up from 14 million last year.

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"We did not expect it"

"We did not expect it. In fact, at the beginning of confinement, we expected nothing ... ", says Dominique de Font-Réaulx, director of mediation and cultural programming at the Louvre. But after the announcement of its closure, the teams remained more mobilized than ever. "We immediately said that we had to be present, to offer content," she says.

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During confinement, like the rest of the year, the Mona Lisa was a great success. The museum notably offers a virtual reality application allowing you to observe it from every angle. Another success is the programs for children and families. "They are available on the internet under the name of 'little Louvre', and allow you to discover less known works", explains Dominique de Font-Réaulx.

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Virtual visits have, like the usual museum, attracted many foreigners. "There were first of all many Italians, who were confined before us, then Spanish, and Americans", specifies Dominique de Font-Réaulx, who also notes "a great presence of the French". For the moment, no physical opening date has yet been set.

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