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May 26, 2021By Heidi EllisonWhat's New Potpourri
Visitors to the Louvre. © 2020 Musée du Louvre. Photo: Antoine Mongodin
Visitors to the Louvre. © 2020 Musée du Louvre. Photo: Antoine Mongodin
Louvre lovers speak out

The first visitors to the Louvre when it reopened last week explain why they just had to be there. (Artnet News). And the museum now has its first woman director. (The Art Newspaper)

New rules for visiting France

France is firming up its system for admitting foreign visitors. (The Local) And this just in: UK visitors will be faced with a compulsory quarantine because of the high rate of the Indian variant there. (The Local)

Eiffel Tower illusion

The wonderful French artist JR has taken on Paris’s ultimate symbol with one of his clever monumental optical illusions. (ABC News)

Comeback of the occult

A recent poll shows that 70 percent of French people between the ages of 18 and 24 believe in parasciences like astrology and tarot cards. A look at why. (France24)

More legal woe for Sarko

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is once again on trial, this time for breaking campaign-financing rules. (The Guardian)

Compensation for breast-implant victims

A court has ruled that victims of breast implants made by a French company that ruptured in their bodies should be compensated. (Euronews)


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