French culture spreads the love

French culture spreads the love

Paris is still very much the center of the French universe, but a country as proud of its culture as France is feels duty-bound to invest in making that patrimoine accessible. In recent years the French government has spent serious money on two new cultural satellites in the disadvantaged north, the Centre Pompidou in Metz and the Louvre in the former mining town of Lens.Meanwhile the spectacular new building for the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel, is expected to open in 2015. Read my article for the LOEBlog of Harvard’s Loeb Fellowship.

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