Louvre opens its first outpost in Lens, France

December 1st, 2012

The Louvre will inaugurate its new branch in Lens, northern France, with several important paintings such as Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, Raphael’s Baldassare Castiglione, Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People. The project opens to the public on December 12th, 2012 and cost $194 million. It was generated from an idea to spark both economic and cultural development in the region.

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