A night tour with a programming non-standard, has again ensured the success of the european Night of museums. For the 15th edition, more than two million visitors came to the museum on Saturday night, according to the balance sheet on Sunday, the ministry of Culture.

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Some 1,300 locations in France, and around 3,000 in Europe in thirty countries, participated in this operation consisting of open free the doors of museums in the evening and for some to offer special events, between escape games, concerts, readings, or performance in school. Last year, already, the event has attracted two million curious.

the minister of Culture, Franck Riester welcomed in a press release of this “success” renewed, “a testament to the public enthusiasm for the richness of the collections.”

Among the dating notable, as identified by the ministry, in Paris, the Louvre has welcomed more than 16,000 visitors, the musée du Quai Branly, nearly 11,000, the natural history Museum near 9000, Orsay more than 8000 and the Centre Pompidou nearly 8000.

In the regions, the museum of Confluences, Lyon, has received nearly 7000 curious, the Louvre-Lens near 8000, the musée des Augustins in Toulouse over 7000 and the museum of Fine Arts of Brest, near 2000.

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