Paris Louvre is world's most-visited museum
The famous Louvre in France received 9.3 million visitors last year, retaining its title as the most-visited museum in the world, the Paris attraction announced Tuesday.
Foreign visitors represented 70 percent of ticket sales, with Americans, Chinese, Italians, British and Brazilians visiting in strong numbers over 2014, the Louvre said in a statement.
The total number of tourists who came in to admire works of art and antiquities including Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, was up 100,000 on 2013.
Another star attraction at the arts and antiquities museum in the heart of Paris was the ancient Greek marble sculpture 'Winged Victory of Samothrace' which was back on display after restoration.
More than half of all visitors to the Louvre last year were under 30, according to the museum.
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Visitors also flocked to temporary exhibitions such as “Medieval Morocco: An empire from Africa to Spain”, which brought together more than 300 works and shed historical and artistic light on the Western Islamic world at its peak, and the exhibition “Birth of a Museum”, previewing 160 works from the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which will open its doors in December 2015.
A connected museum
In addition to the 14 million hits on louvre.fr, the Louvre has 2.3 million followers on social networks. It was the most popular museum on Instagram in 2014 and the world’s sixth most geolocated place; it is also the world’s second most followed museum on Facebook, with 1.6 million fans.