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Travelers must book a ticket to see the Louvre’s Leonardo da Vinci exhibit

If you’re hoping to visit the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre in Paris, which opened on October 24, you’ll need to pre-book a timed ticket. Due to the large number of people expected, reservations are required, including the 40% of visitors who attend the museum free of charge.

A Leonardo da Vinci retrospective will take place this fall at the Louvre in Paris.

This mandatory reservation policy will see tickets sold out at 30-minute intervals, as the retrospective is expected to draw huge crowds of art lovers and the museum wants to control the flow of people to ensure it doesn’t all become too much. frantic.

The Louvre is already one of the most famous and visited museums in the world, but last year it welcomed a record 10.2 million visitors, a 25% increase from 2017. museum received an extra boost when Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “Apes**t” music video was filmed there and showed off some of her greatest works of art.

The year 2019 has special significance for the Louvre, as it will mark the fifth centenary of Da Vinci’s death. The exhibition aims to bring together as many as possible of the 14 to 17 paintings currently attributed to the artist, according to specialists, to join the five major paintings in the Parisian museum.

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The Louvre and the IM Pei pyramid, 1st arrondissement.

The exhibition will include a large selection of drawings and a small but significant group of his paintings and sculptures. It will also present the latest research results, critical editions of key documents and the results of the latest analyzes carried out in the laboratory or during recent restoration treatments of three Louvre paintings.

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Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci in the Louvre Museum, Paris, France. Image: Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images

Curated by Vincent Delieuvin and Louis Frank, the exhibition runs from October 24, 2019 to February 24, 2020. Additional information and booking information can be found on the museum’s official website here.

This article was originally published on April 30, 2019 and updated on October 25, 2019.