The Louvre just reopened for the first time in 4 months, and 2 striking photos show just how different it is to visit the famous Paris museum todayGet the Full StoryRaphael GAILLARDE Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images, Aurelien Meunier Getty Images
The Mona Lisa is arguably the most famous painting in the Louvre, if not the world but before the pandemic, the Paris museum's crowds were so dense you weren't even guaranteed to see it.
The Louvre reopened on July 6 for the first time since it closed in March in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
New coronavirus restrictions include making reservations online, wearing a face-covering if you're over 11 years old, and following a one-way path through the museum with a social distance of at least three feet.
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Visiting the Mona Lisa before the coronavirus pandemic was a lot like seeing your favorite band in concert unless you're really lucky and you plan it just right, you're mostly just watching the show through someone else's phone.
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