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Paris’ Louvre remains world’s most visited museum
POSTED 08 Apr 2014 . BY Tom Anstey
The Louvre has been the most visited museum for the past six years Credit: Shutterstock
The Louvre in Paris remains the world’s most visited museum, beating nearest rival the British Museum in London by more than 1.5 million visitors.

The world-famous Louvre saw 9.3 million people visit the attraction, the top spot of which has been claimed by the Paris attraction for the last six years. Despite the fact the British museum saw a 20 per cent boost in numbers on the previous year, the 6.7 million visitors it attracted in 2013 fell way short of the top spot.

It should also be noted that the several of the attractions – particularly those listed in London – offer free entry, while others listed are able to draw in huge crowds despite charging notable entrance fees. For example, a visit to the Louvre can range from between €12-16 ($16-22, £10-13) per person.

London and Paris are on equal footing in terms of attractions in the top ten – both having three – with the French landmarks being the aforementioned Louvre, Centre Pompidou and Musée d’Orsay.

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has dropped back to third place despite seeing its numbers rise to 6.2 million, while the National Gallery came in just behind with 6 million visits.

Others to feature in the list include the Vatican Museums in fifth place, the National Palace Museum in Taipei in seventh, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC in eighth place.

The top ten in order are:

1)LOUVRE, Paris – 9,334,435
2) BRITISH MUSEUM, London – 6,701,036
3) METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York – 6,226,727
4) NATIONAL GALLERY, London – 6,031,574
5) VATICAN MUSEUMS, Vatican City – 5,459,000
6) TATE MODERN, in London – 4,884,939
7) NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM, Taipei – 4,500,278
8) NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington DC – 4,093,070
9) CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris – 3,745,000
10) MUSEE D'ORSAY, Paris – 3,500,000
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Paris’ Louvre remains world’s most visited museum
POSTED 08 Apr 2014 . BY Tom Anstey
The Louvre has been the most visited museum for the past six years Credit: Shutterstock
The Louvre in Paris remains the world’s most visited museum, beating nearest rival the British Museum in London by more than 1.5 million visitors.

The world-famous Louvre saw 9.3 million people visit the attraction, the top spot of which has been claimed by the Paris attraction for the last six years. Despite the fact the British museum saw a 20 per cent boost in numbers on the previous year, the 6.7 million visitors it attracted in 2013 fell way short of the top spot.

It should also be noted that the several of the attractions – particularly those listed in London – offer free entry, while others listed are able to draw in huge crowds despite charging notable entrance fees. For example, a visit to the Louvre can range from between €12-16 ($16-22, £10-13) per person.

London and Paris are on equal footing in terms of attractions in the top ten – both having three – with the French landmarks being the aforementioned Louvre, Centre Pompidou and Musée d’Orsay.

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has dropped back to third place despite seeing its numbers rise to 6.2 million, while the National Gallery came in just behind with 6 million visits.

Others to feature in the list include the Vatican Museums in fifth place, the National Palace Museum in Taipei in seventh, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC in eighth place.

The top ten in order are:

1)LOUVRE, Paris – 9,334,435
2) BRITISH MUSEUM, London – 6,701,036
3) METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York – 6,226,727
4) NATIONAL GALLERY, London – 6,031,574
5) VATICAN MUSEUMS, Vatican City – 5,459,000
6) TATE MODERN, in London – 4,884,939
7) NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM, Taipei – 4,500,278
8) NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington DC – 4,093,070
9) CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris – 3,745,000
10) MUSEE D'ORSAY, Paris – 3,500,000
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