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At the Louvre, detainees from Fresnes prison taste Delacroix's La Liberté...


REPORT - The museum invites itself into the daily life of the remand prison to make them discover its masterpieces. A step in their reintegration journey.

I didn't know I liked art.

B. has already been to the Louvre.

With school, when he was little.

Since then, he had not set foot there.

Ten years ago, this 30-something did "

some bullshit


Today, he is finishing his sentence in the Fresnes detention center.

In the neighborhoods, you don't grow up in this universe,

testifies the prisoner, cigarette in mouth, in front of the entrance to the Louvre museum.

It's a shame, because it's accessible to everyone.

And how can you not make mistakes when you live in a country whose culture you don't know?


For six years, the Parisian museum, in collaboration with the Fresnes prison, has been organizing workshops as part of reintegration programs.

There were four of them, at the end of January, strolling among the tourists who had come to admire the masterpieces from the French collections.

In the crowd, there is nothing to distinguish them.

With one detail: they are the only ones not brandishing a smartphone and taking selfies in front…

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Source: lefigaro

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