As part of Phase 2 of France’s reopening plan, the country’s monuments and museums will be open to the public beginning June 2.
The announcement was made in a speech delivered by Prime Minister Édouard Philippe on May 28.
After being temporarily closed since March 13, the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix is getting ready to reopen for June 22, and the Musée du Louvre will be permitted to open as of July 6.
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Since May 11, the staff within the facility have been making extensive preparations to ensure the health and well-being of guests once they are able to return.
Guests will be required to book their tickets in advance, which they can do as of June 15. As well, signage will be installed to direct the flow of people throughout the various buildings.
Patrons will also be required to wear face masks.
Additionally, at the Musée du Louvre-Lens, the park and Galerie du Temps (which visitors can enter for free) will reopen as of June 3.
“The Louvre is happy to announce that it will be reopening its doors after these weeks of quarantine that we have all endured,” the president and director of the Musée du Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez, said in a statement.
“This period has not been easy, but commitment and collaboration will see us overcome the difficulties we are facing. Although we have been providing resources on Louvre masterpieces online, nothing can replace the emotion felt when standing face to face with such treasures — the raison d’ être of all museums.”