Rats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardens in Paris

Area has become infested with the animals which are often seen scampering across grass just yards from picnicking tourists and Parisians.

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Experts estimate that there are two rats for every person in Paris and most of them, it seems, have taken up residence in one of the city’s favourite tourist spots – the Tuileries gardens outside the Louvre museum, reports FRANCE 24.