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 >>

Topics:  high   paris   louvre   lens   france   mining town   
  • The New Louvre Brings Hope to an Ailing Region
    Once the heartland of French coal mining, Lens had struggled since the ... that a modest regional leader could get the biggest museum in the world to come set up on a coal-mining field in the poorest region of France,” says Percheron.
    12/20/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Art through a Lens: Louvre opens museum branch in run-down French mining town
    An abandoned coal mining town is not the first place you'd expect one of the world's most recognisable museums to pop up. But French President Francois Hollande officially opened a 150 million Euro (£121.6 million) extension of the Louvre in Lens ...
    12/5/2012 - 11:02 pm | View Link
  • Louvre opens $196 million branch in an abandoned coal mining town in northern France
    The Louvre has embarked on an ambitious quest — opening a €150 million ($196 million) extension in an abandoned coal mining town in northern France that has an unemployment ... attempt to silence critics who say French art is limited to the country's ...
    12/3/2012 - 4:00 pm | View Link
  • Louvre aims to spread culture to mining town, desert island
    It's an abandoned coal mining site in a depressed corner of northern France that was pummeled by the two world wars. Soon, a branch of the Louvre Museum will rise up on this unlikely site. The (EURO)150 million ($226 million) museum in Lens, France ...
    12/7/2009 - 1:55 am | View Link
  • On a Mission to Loosen Up the Louvre
    Guggenheim Foundation’s deal with the city of Bilbao, Spain, Abu Dhabi will pay the Louvre $572.1 million for the use of the Louvre’s name and give the French museums another ... an economically depressed mining town northwest of Paris.
    10/10/2009 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • More
  • Paris
    The population of Paris had dropped by 100,000 during the Revolution, but between 1799 and 1815, it surged with 160,000 new residents, reaching 660,000. Bonaparte ...
    10/9/2015 - 4:42 pm | View Website
  • EarthLink
    International News brought to you by EarthLink. Stay on-top of current events with the EarthLink News Channel.
    10/9/2015 - 9:04 am | View Website
  • Dictionary.com | Find the Meanings and Definitions of ...
    The world's most popular dictionary and thesaurus with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, idioms, word origins, quotes, audio pronunciations, example sentences and Word ...
    10/9/2015 - 8:28 am | View Website
  • International News | World News
    Get the latest international news and events from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and more. See world news photos and videos at ABCNews
    10/9/2015 - 7:52 am | View Website
  • Health News & Articles | Healthy Living – ABC News
    Get the latest health news from Dr. Richard Besser. Here you'll find stories about new medical research, the latest health care trends and health issues that affect ...
    10/8/2015 - 8:58 am | View Website
  • More
Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More News