Paris-area museums to reopen Monday afternoon: ministry

Public museums and other cultural venues in the Paris area will reopen Monday afternoon, three days after the terror attacks in the French capital, the culture ministry said.

AFP / Bertrand Guay, Police patrol in front of the closed Louvre museum in Paris on November 14, 2015











The museums will reopen at 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) on Monday, shortly after the country observes a minute of silence, the ministry said in a statement Sunday.

Cinemas were also ordered to close following the attacks but most of them reopened Sunday after a 24-hour closure.

Schools, sports venues and parks will also reopen on Monday, along with street markets, which will be under “special scrutiny”, the Paris town hall said in a statement.

Demonstrations and other public gatherings will remain banned in the French capital until November, it added.

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