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dec 02 2009

Paris: Museum strike update

Many museums across Paris are now closed while union workers try to rumble with the Ministry of Culture. As we reported last week, employees walked off the job at the Pompidou Center to protest cuts in government spending. Today the strike spread to dozens of other important museums.

As of Thursday December 3*, the following key museums are closed:

The Louvre

The Pompidou Center

•The Musée d'Orsay

The royal palace at Versailles.

The Rodin Museum

The Château de Versailles

The Arc de Triomphe

Sainte-Chapelle

Workers at each museum are voting every day to determine the duration of the strike. Check the website of your target museum on the day that you plan to visit.

*This post updated Thursday at 12:11p.m. ET.

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