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Europe's most famous museum is increasing ticket price for tourists

10:32 PM | 16 Dec, 2023
Europe's most famous museum is increasing ticket price for tourists

PARIS - The renowned Louvre Museum in Paris is preparing to revise its entry fees from the new year by a whopping 29 percent.

The site, acclaimed as one of the globe's most frequented cultural sites, is set to hike the general admission prices from €17 ($18.30) to €22 ($23.70), effective January 15, 2024.

This potential increase stirs concerns, particularly for visitors planning to attend the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, though this is the first adjustment since 2017.

It is also reported that the hike is to balance the heightened operational expenses and facilitate complimentary entry for specific groups like journalists, educators, and individuals under 18.

The museum is not the only entity hiking the ticket price as plans for raised hotel tariffs and a proposed Metro fare surge from €2.10 to €4 (around $4.30) are also underway.

Louvre Museum President Laurence des Cars affirmed that the price adjustments were part of a broader strategy aimed at enhancing the museum's allure for Parisian locals, potentially deterred by a large number of tourists. 

'I am happy and proud to see the French public, from Ile-de-France and Paris, reclaiming the Louvre Museum. The quality of this relationship is at the heart of our mission. We are working to restore this 'desire for the Louvre' in our local public and try to open new doors for them,' Laurence des Cars said in a statement. 

This year saw a decrease in the daily visitor cap to 30,000, down from the pre-COVID allowance of 45,000, signaling efforts to engage more with local audiences.

The majority of French visitors access the Louvre free of charge, benefiting from exemptions covering children, EU residents under 26, and certain professional groups.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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