Paris Attacks: Museums, Landmarks to Reopen on Monday

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Armed police have been guarding tourist magnets like the Louvre over the weekend.

Popular tourist sites like the Louvre, the world's most visited museum, were closed over the weekend following the devastating terrorist attacks that hit the city.

The French government has announced that Paris' museums, galleries and landmarks will reopen to the public on Monday.

In a city-wide emergency, tourist sites in Paris were closed over the weekend after the deadly terrorist attacks on Friday. 

In a statement on the French Culture Ministry's website, officials said that major landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre will reopen at 1 p.m. local time after one minute of silence in honor of those who lost their lives in the attacks. 

Fleur Pellerin, French Minister of Culture and Communication, said that the government will help museums and other cultural institutions with their security arrangements and institute strengthened safety measures. 

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