The region’s pride and joy

The Louvre-Lens is the regional offshoot of the Louvre in Paris, housed in a magnificent building designed by SANAA, a Japanese architectural practice. It is built on an old coal pit in the heart of the mining area and provides a new vision of the area. Over 1 million people have already visited since it opened just over two years ago.

The exhibitions at the Louvre-Lens explain masterpieces of the past – universal treasures enabling us to better understand the present and thus more clearly apprehend the future.

What with its Time Gallery presenting works chronologically within a single space, temporary exhibitions designed to surprise visitors, and idyllic setting in an oasis of green the Louvre-Lens has risen to the challenge of becoming within a short space of time one of the most visited museums in the region.