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In France has opened a unique Museum-the pool

Во Франции открыли уникальный музей-бассейнThe Museum contains works by such artists as Picasso, Di Rosa and Alberto Giacometti.

In the French city of Roubaix, near Lille, after the reconstruction has opened a Museum of art and industry, better known as “the Pool” (La Piscine). This writes the Lonely Planet.

A unique Museum is in the building once the beautiful French basin and has a rich collection of more than 70,000 works of art, including works by Picasso, Di Rosa and the Swiss sculptor Giacometti.

The building La Piscine covered giant stained glass Windows, and its perimeter is surrounded by marble statues. The pool itself is in the style of art Deco was built in 1932. 53 years later it stopped working. And in 2001, the building housed the Museum of art and industry. Over the past 16 years, the only Museum in the world-the pool was visited by more than 3 million people.

He later received the title of best art Museum in France outside of Paris. Its main highlight is still the most beautiful 40-meter pool in the main gallery, La Piscine. In 2017, the Museum was closed for renovation. During renovation, its area increased to 86 000 sq. meters, and the exhibition has added three more galleries.

Today, the Museum annually approximately 15 temporary exhibitions. His main collection of the XIX and XX centuries, including works by Giacometti, Rodin and Picasso, as well as paintings, ceramics, jewelry, glass and furniture. It also hosts performances and fashion shows. La Piscine is open from 11:00 to 18:00 Monday to Thursday and 20:00 on Friday. On weekends the Museum is open from 13:00 to 20:00. The price of tickets from 9 euros.

In addition to La Piscine, in France there are several unusual museums. Among them, the Paris sewer Museum. It is located in the tunnels of the existing sewer system of Paris. Here visitors can see a variety of layouts and present sewer machines, and also get acquainted with the history of the network and water treatment methods practiced in the city since ancient Roman settlements.

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