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Paris set to host historic artworks

Paris set to host historic artworks
18 Mar 2014

More than 100 of the best artworks from the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s permanent collection will be showcased in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, it has been confirmed.

Event organisers have revealed that the pieces will go on show to the public from May 2nd until July 28th.

Entitled Birth of a museum, the overarching ambition behind the show is to give visitors a preview of what they can expect when the eagerly-awaited exhibition opens in the Saadiyat Cultural District.

The region is also home to the Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

Launching the exhibition, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, said: "It is with much anticipation that we share these treasures internationally.

"This is a significant milestone for Louvre Abu Dhabi, that translates an important moment of history where both countries, UAE and France, have collaborated and shared a vision enabling this achievement to be realised."

He added that the move ought to give an audience outside the emirate a good idea of what they can expect when they visit the new museum in Abu Dhabi.

Paris is, of course, home to some of the most famous and historic museums anywhere in the world, including the Louvre.

One of Paris' top attractions, no trip to the city would feel complete without taking a detour via this must-see destination.

The Louvre is one of the world's largest museums, boasting an incredibly expansive collection of items that are sure to educate and fascinate in equal measure.

For this reason, nearly ten million people from across the globe decide to explore the museum each year, making it the most-visited attraction of its kind in the world.

And after heading to the museum, you can take the time to see some of the city's other top attractions, including the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.ADNFCR-408-ID-801704385-ADNFCR

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