Keyword: Mona Lisa
Plans to take painting on tour now 'on back burner' after Louvre came up with 'astronomical' figure in transport costs and lost tourist revenue.
A French scientist claims that years of high-tech study of Leonardo da Vinci's celebrated portrait has revealed another below it of a different sitter.
Total number of tourists who came in 2014 to admire works of art and antiquities including Da Vinci's Mona Lisa was 9.3 million.
Ministers say two-year trial period, which starts in 2015, will 'allow more access to the works' as well as creating jobs and saving money.