The Louvre Museum, one of the most important in France and the world, received 8.1 million visitors in 2017, an increase of 10.1 percent compared to 2016, according to official figures released today.
According to the balance, last year the emblematic institution managed to recover after 2016 when it suffered an abrupt fall, related to the decline of tourism in the country because of the terrorist threat.
In 2016, the museum only received 7.4 million visitors, which meant a decrease of 13 percent compared to 2015.
In the calendar that just ended, the Louvre again surpassed the threshold of eight million visitors, of which 70 percent corresponded to foreign tourists.
The main markets were the United States (15 percent of foreigners), China (9 percent), the United Kingdom (4 percent) and Germany (3.5 percent).
With a vast collection of some 300,000 works ranging from antiquity to the nineteenth century, the Louvre is considered the most visited museum in the world.