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“Mona Lisa” back at work, visitors limited as Louvre reopens

PARIS The “Mona Lisa” is back in business. Paris’ Louvre Museum, which houses the world’s most famous portrait, reopened Monday after a four-month coronavirus lockdown and without its usual huge throngs. The reopening of the world’s most-visited museum was a bright spot in what is otherwise shaping up as a grimly quiet start to the summer…
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Workers at Notre Dame start to undo scaffolding

PARIS Workers at Notre Dame on Monday began dismantling scaffolding that melted onto itself during a massive fire in April last year which almost consumed the beloved cathedral. The work involves taking out 40 tons (88,000 pounds) of…