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Europe The Pompidou at 40: How, despite terrorism, museum keeps Parisians coming

Many Paris museums saw their attendance decline in 2016, as terrorism fears kept foreign tourists away. But the Centre Pompidou, which turns 40 this year, hasn't suffered the same shortfall.

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Upon its inauguration in January 1977, France’s leading newspaper Le Monde called it the “rape” of Paris. Le Figaro declared that the city now had its own “Loch Ness monster.”

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