It's estimated that 80% of visitors to the Louvre come for the Mona Lisa alone. After queue chaos caused the museum to restrict access to the famous artwork for days, Henry Samuel asks whether a new system will suffice.
'A two-hour wait in sweltering heat is enough to wipe the smile off anyone's face.
Queues got so bad this summer to see the Mona Lisa that many irate visitors swore it was best to leave out Leonard Da Vinci's miniature masterpiece with the enigmatic smile from their Louvre visit altogether.
Now, however, the world's most visited museum swears the interminable wait is over after the painting was returned to its rightful place in the museum’s Salle des États on Monday following ten months of restorations that saw it placed in the Galerie Médicis.
A new queuing system promises shorter waiting times and a more intimate experience with Leonardo’s celebrated oil-on-poplar painting, the museum insists.' ... Keep reading on The Telegraph