Mystery of ‘Salvator Mundi’, the world’s most costly painting

Mystery of ‘Salvator Mundi’, the world’s most costly painting

Later this year, the Louvre in Paris will host an exhibition of masterpieces by the Italian painter Leonardo da Vinci to mark his death 500 years ago in France. But the work that in recent months has been the intense focus of scrutiny by the media and da Vinci specialists, may not be on show.

VIDEO: French artist JR’s incredible optical illusion reveals Louvre pyramid’s ‘secret’

VIDEO: French artist JR’s incredible optical illusion reveals Louvre pyramid’s ‘secret’

French museum raises a glass to ‘cradle of wine-making’ Georgia

French museum raises a glass to ‘cradle of wine-making’ Georgia

World’s first museum of polar lands opens in France

World’s first museum of polar lands opens in France

Donald Trump waxwork with real hair unveiled in Paris (alongside Putin)

Donald Trump waxwork with real hair unveiled in Paris (alongside Putin)

French museum worker sold stolen fossils on eBay

French museum worker sold stolen fossils on eBay

Louvre ‘could house treasures from Iraq and Syria’

Louvre ‘could house treasures from Iraq and Syria’

‘Who wants to buy a tank?’ asks French museum

‘Who wants to buy a tank?’ asks French museum

Paris: Street artist makes the Louvre pyramid disappear

Paris: Street artist makes the Louvre pyramid disappear

French mechanic finds ‘long-lost Renoir’ online for €700

French mechanic finds ‘long-lost Renoir’ online for €700

Paris to get ‘gift’ of another mega art gallery

Paris to get ‘gift’ of another mega art gallery

Paris Pinacotheque gallery closes its doors

Paris Pinacotheque gallery closes its doors

Ten reasons you should visit France in 2016

Ten reasons you should visit France in 2016

Paris: The Museum of Mankind all set to reopen

Paris: The Museum of Mankind all set to reopen

Hardman Stallone shows off artwork in France

Hardman Stallone shows off artwork in France

Treasures stolen from Fontainebleau palace

Treasures stolen from Fontainebleau palace

Frenchman probed over links to museum deaths

Frenchman probed over links to museum deaths

VIDEO: ‘The Kama Sutra is not a dirty little text’

VIDEO: ‘The Kama Sutra is not a dirty little text’

Ten must-see sites for France’s ‘Heritage days’

Ten must-see sites for France’s ‘Heritage days’

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10 art exhibitions not to miss this autumn in Paris

France hands over ‘Jewish museum shooter’

France hands over ‘Jewish museum shooter’

Paris’s must-see 10 weirdest museums

Paris’s must-see 10 weirdest museums

Frenchman to live inside a bear for two weeks

Frenchman to live inside a bear for two weeks

GALLERY: Paris museum opens male nude exhibit

GALLERY: Paris museum opens male nude exhibit

Musée d’Orsay kicks out family for ‘smelling bad’

Musée d’Orsay kicks out family for ‘smelling bad’

Louvre satellite opens amid slag heaps

Louvre satellite opens amid slag heaps

Rhinoceros head stolen from French museum

Rhinoceros head stolen from French museum

Rhino horn thieves gas Paris museum guards

Rhino horn thieves gas Paris museum guards