The world’s most visited museum has reopened on Monday after nearly 4 months of coronavirus lockdown, AFP reported.
Almost a third of the Louvre galleries are still shut, it added.
Director Jean-Luc Martinez stressed that it could have a few more lean years ahead as the world would adapt to the virus, saying that some 70 percent of the Louvre's 9.6 million visitors last year were from overseas, and with tourism at a standstill.
"We are losing 80 percent of our public," he told AFP.
"We are going to be at best 20 to 30 percent down on last summer — between 4,000 and 10,000 visitors a day," he added.