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Louvre-Lens Museum

© Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-GP / Erich LessingNord-Pas de Calais

December 12th, 2012, sees the opening of the Louvre-Lens Museum

Spirit of Britain

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Be one of the first to discover the Louvre museum masterpieces displayed in a breathtaking glass and aluminium building.

Art belongs to the people….

This is the motivation behind the new branch of the Louvre opening in Lens on December 12th. The choice of a former mine yard as the site of the museum had both practical and symbolic considerations. The space gave the architects unencumbered creativity over the design, and the city of Lens is very accessible- just 1h15 from Calais.

Behind the scenes

One of the most groundbreaking features of the new museum is the opening up of the storerooms. They will be both visible and visitable, so guests can see all the work that goes into maintaining and restoring the art.
Pieces will come from the core collection in Paris, and will be exhibited in an ever-changing arrangement, rather than being displayed according to set departments, so guests can have a more fluid experience of the museum.
Temporary exhibits will rotate twice per year in summer and winter.

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Le 28 Juillet. La Liberté guidant le peuple (28 juillet 1830) d’Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)
H. 2,6 ; L. 3,25 m.
Musée du Louvre, département des Peintures, RF 129
© Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-GP / Erich Lessing

Culture and local culture

2 days/1 night from 49€/person in a B&B (based on double occupancy)

- One night in a City Break B&B, Au Cèdre Bleu in Liévin

- Jacuzzi : one hour, sauna : one hour

- Visit of to the Louvre-Lens

- Discovery of the mining basin with a Greeter (local resident)

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Culture and local delicacies

2 days/ 1night from 211€/per person in a 4 star hotel ( based on double occupancy)

- One night in a  deluxe double room at Hotel de la Chartreuse du Val St Esprit in Gosnay ( breakfast included)

- 1 gastronomic diner at the Robert II restaurant ( excluding beverages)

- Visit of the Louvre-Lens

- Visit of the temporary exhibition : Renaissance

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