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What to see in Lens, the Louvre-Lens

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Lens, forty thousand inhabitants in the far north of France (in France geography is upside down, and when it comes to teasing the “southerners” are those of the north), for 130 years the subjects of the King of Spain who then ruled over Flanders, is a former town mining, which today seeks its future in cultural tourism.

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So much so that since 2012, since it was inaugurated, the city prides itself on hosting a branch of one of the most famous museums in the world, or the Louvre in Paris, which is about 200 kilometers. In short, in Lens French cultural institutions have been trying to replicate what has succeeded in Bilbao with its Guggenheim. Read More »What to see in Lens, the Louvre-Lens