Plans for Paris museums to open all week

Top museums in Paris could attract more visitors

The French culture minister has put forward plans for three top museums in Paris to stay open all week as from 2015.

If the Louvre, Versailles Palace, the Musée d'Orsay and the unions agree the museums will be no longer be closed on Mondays or Tuesday but open seven days a week.

The minister, Fleur Pellerin, who presented her plan in the 2015 culture budget, has said that new staff would be employed and the extra salaries paid for by additional ticket sales. At present the Louvre brings in 9.2 million visitors a year, Versailles 7 million and the Musée d'Or say 3.5 million.

The plan would bring Paris museums in line with others of their kind in London, New York and Madrid.

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