Louvre Museum In Paris To Hike Ticket Prices By 29%

A visit to the most famous museum in the world will become pricey.

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Paris is all set to host the Olympics in 2024. And visitors who will be visiting the host city, will also have to shell out 29% more to enter the most famous tourist destination - The Louvre art museum. The most visited museum in the world is home to the most famous painting — Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.In a statement Louvre stated that its entrance fee would go up in January to 22 euros ($23.70) from 17 euros. It is the first price hike since 2017.
The Louvre said the higher tariff would help it deal with higher energy costs and fund free entry to certain people such as those aged under 18, teachers and journalists.
The Louvre is also home to the 'Great Sphinx of Tanis', who also goes by the name “the guardian of the Louvre Museum, The Winged Victory of Samothrace, Psyche Revived By Cupid’s Kiss By Antonio Canova, painting called The Coronation Of Napoleon,The Sleeping Hermaphrodite and more.
This comes amidst soaring hotel tariffs in Paris due to the upcoming Olympics. Though the decision to increase the ticket price is not correlated to to the Olympics Games.
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