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The Louvre museum reopens its doors after 16-week closure as mask-wearing visitors get a rare chance to see the Mona Lisa without the usual crowds

Daily Mail Logo Daily Mail | Slide 1 of 21: The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, has reopened. The museum opened on Monday after nearly four months of coronavirus closure, with a restricted number of visitors enjoying a rare chance to view the 'Mona Lisa' without the usual throngs. Several dozen visitors queued outside the vast former palace of France 's kings, eagerly awaiting the opening at 9am (0700 GMT) as the famed museum hopes to start recuperating losses estimated at more than 40 million euros (£36 million/ $44.9million) due to the lockdown.

The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, has reopened. The museum opened on Monday after nearly four months of coronavirus closure, with a restricted number of visitors enjoying a rare chance to view the 'Mona Lisa' without the usual throngs. Several dozen visitors queued outside the vast former palace of France 's kings, eagerly awaiting the opening at 9am (0700 GMT) as the famed museum hopes to start recuperating losses estimated at more than 40 million euros (£36 million/ $44.9million) due to the lockdown.
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