Ms Le Pen’s team defended the video, which remains online, saying it complied with the museum’s official rules, which state that no permission is needed when a video is not shot at commercial purpose.
In the video, Ms Le Pen repeatedly references Macron’s victory speech in 2017, saying the incumbent president failed to deliver on his election night pledges and pledging to end “the interlude of ‘a macronism that was toxic for the country and that started here.
The Louvre, for its part, declared that it was “thinking about the follow-up to be given to the conditions for filming and broadcasting the video”. Although he has yet to officially announce his candidacy for re-election, Mr Macron remains the current favorite, with 26% of the vote in the first round, with Le Pen at 17%.
Polls also show Mr Macron beating Ms Le Pen in a runoff, suggesting the self-proclaimed centrist would get 57% of the vote to 43%.
While she was an early favorite, Ms. Le Pen was forced to realign her campaign by distinguishing herself from two other right-wing hopefuls: center-right Valérie Pécresse and far-right incendiary Eric Zemmour.
Both candidates have risen sharply in the polls, with Ms Le Pen and Ms Pécresse currently tied with 17% of the vote in the first round.
Also Saturday, Christiane Taubira, who served as the country’s justice minister under former President Francois Hollande, announced her candidacy, making her the eighth person from France’s political left to add her name to the party’s presidential primary. scheduled for late January.