Paris Louvre still world's most popular museum

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PARIS, Jan 21, 2007 (AFP) - The Paris Louvre held on to its title as the world's most popular museum last year, welcoming a record 8.3 million people, with visitor numbers up 800,000 since 2005, according to the museum.

PARIS, Jan 21, 2007 (AFP) - The Paris Louvre held on to its title as the world's most popular museum last year, welcoming a record 8.3 million people, with visitor numbers up 800,000 since 2005, according to the museum.

The Louvre, which last year put on 17 special exhibitions in addition to its prized permanent collection, said in a statement that the rise coincided with a strong year for the Paris tourism sector.

Some 380,000 people turned out to see its retrospective of the 19th century French artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, while end-of-year shows on Rembrandt as a draftsman, and the 18th century English satirist William Hogarth drew a total of 212,000 visitors.

Definitive visitor figures will be published next month, the museum said.

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