Terrorist Attacks & Floods Cause 20% Drop in Louvre Attendance

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Tourism to Paris is in bad shape—and the city’s cultural institutions have been feeling the pain. In a report from the Associated Press, the string of terrorist attacks and floods in France have resulted in a significant decline in visitors to Paris, notably among tourists from Japan, Russia, and China. The state’s minister of foreign affairs, Jean-Marc Ayrault, has even announced a summit this September to develop strategies of reviving the tourism sector, which accounts for roughly 7 percent of the country’s economy… Read more

Image: French soldiers outside of the Louvre. Courtesy Getty Images