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You Can Now Take a Fitness Class in the Louvre Before It Opens to the Public

Paris News Museums
by Morgane Croissant Apr 24, 2024

The largest museum in the world, the louvre, likes to shake things up from time to time. Apparently not content with just being a world-class museum home to a collection of 500,000 art pieces and objects that more than 7 million people come to see every year, in 2005, the museum became a filming location for the movie The Da Vinci Code, and in 2018, it became the set for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘APES**T’ music video. In 2024, the year of the Paris Summer Olympic Games, the museum is turning into a fitness studio.

Starting today, April 24, and until May 31, the Louvre will host 90-minute fitness classes taught by renowned French dancers, choreographers, and sport coaches. The classes will take place within some of the most prestigious areas of the museums, including the immense Marly Courtyard with its glass ceiling, the Khorsabad Courtyard where the remains of an eighth-century-BC Assyrian city are kept, the Caryatids Room, used as an ornate reception room by the kings of France, and the underground chamber where the medieval origins of the louvre are preserved.

Marly Courtyard. Photo: Cesare Andrea Ferrari/Shutterstock
Khorsabad Courtyard. Photo: jeafish Ping/Shutterstock
Caryatids Room. Photo: nikolpetr/Shutterstock

The classes will include yoga, cardio, disco dance and dancehall-inspired workouts that will allow you to see some of the museum’s most precious items in a totally different context. The classes will start at 8 AM before the Louvre opens to the public, however, the museum will open its doors at 7:15 AM for those attending the classes.

The classes costs between $40.65 (38€) and $16 (15€) and will take place daily from April 24 to May 4 and from May 22 to May 31, except Tuesdays, Sundays, and holidays. Booking a fitness class gives you a free pass to visit the museum the same day. You can book a spot for one (or all) of the classes online.

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