Louvre Set To Give Old French Mining Town A Lift

LENS, France — High art hitherto confined to the gilded galleries of Paris will be part of an attempt to revive a local economy blighted by industrial decline when an extension of the Louvre museum opens next week in Lens, a small mining town in northern France. Read full article >>

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