'Game of Thrones' Paris Exhibit Draws Crowds

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

The exhibit at the Carrousel du Louvre is expecting 20,000 visitors during its five-day run.

Game of Thrones is ruling Paris, with a temporary exhibition taking the city by storm.

Seventy objects and costumes from the HBO hit series are on display at the Carrousel du Louvre, part of the famous museum complex, which is expecting more than 20,000 visitors during its five-day run.

Doors opened Tuesday, with some visitors waiting more than three hours to enter the exhibit and experiencing nearly equally long waits to sit on the famous iron throne for photos. Many visitors were seen lining up in costume as well, with Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen a popular choice even in Paris' cool fall weather.

Clarke's costumes, as well as those of Maisie Williams' Arya Stark and Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister, are on display with props from the series, including crossbows, jewelry, swords and the famous dragon eggs.

Fans of the show were looking for clues in the costumes, which are to return to the set after the exhibit for use in the new season. Costumes from Kit Harington’s character Jon Snow are not on display, leading French observers to speculate they may be currently in use.

The exhibit also has an Oculus Rift virtual reality booth where visitors can scale an ice wall. The show shoots across Europe, including in Iceland, Ireland, Spain and Croatia.

 

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