Louvre-Lens Museum, new headquarters of the famous Parisian museum in northern France

Louvre Lens Museum in northern France

The region of Northern France Pas de Calais It has earned prestige for its cultural wealth.

Since December 2012, he has a new argument to reinforce this prestige with the inauguration of a new headquarters of the famous Louvre Museum from Paris, which is located in the city of Lens.

To accommodate the new Louvre-Lens museum a contemporary design building has been built, designed by the prestigious japan architects Sanaa, with glass and aluminum facades.

Located in an old mining facility, the architectural project consists of five single-storey buildings with a height of six meters, connected to each other, which allows you to visit the museum on a linear route. In it you can visit from the Grand Gallery until the Crystal Pavilion.

First of all, the new museum of Lens born with a collection of more than 200 works from the Parisian Louvre, covering from the birth of writing to the mid-nineteenth century, with performances by artists such as Raphael or Eugene Delacroix.

In addition, if you have the opportunity to visit this museum before March 11, you can have a first temporary exhibition dedicated to Renaissance.

And you point the visit on your agenda for next summer, from May 22 to September 22 it is celebrated in the Louvre-Lens museum the new one temporal exposition Rubens and Europe.

In short, a pretext to visit this region of northern France, whose mining basin It has been recently declared World Heritage by Unesco.

The visiting hours of the Louvre-Lens museum They are every day, except Tuesday that it is closed, from 10 am to 6 pm, with last access at 5:45 pm.

Admission is free to see the collection exhibited in the Grand Gallery and the Crystal Pavilion, and the ticket prices for temporary exhibitions it is 9 euros.