A rat runs next to a Maillol Statue in the Tuileries gardens of the Louvre Muesum in Paris
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Louvre rat infestation shocks tourists

The Louvre in Paris has called in pest controllers after an infestation of rats was spotted in the gallery's gardens.

The Louvre in Paris has called in pest controllers after an infestation of rats was spotted in the gallery's gardens.

The museum has said dropped food from picnickers has encouraged the rodents into the area, but the problem is under control.

Andrew Humphrey reports.

  • 30 Jul
  • From the section Europe