Jan 06, 2017
By Michael Kramer
The most popular art galleries in Paris are seeing a decline in visitors by foreign tourists – after Islamist militant attacks in 2015 – and atrocities elsewhere in France.
The number of foreign visitors to The Louvre dropped by 20 percent – to 5.3 million people.
Total attendance at The Musee d’Orsay was down 13 percent – to three million.
The Louvre and Musee d’Orsay were also closed for five days in June because of flooding.
Paris hotel bookings from overseas were down by ten percent in 2016 – according to figures from the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau.