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Game unit to guide Louvre visitors

April 13, 2012 at 3:24 PM

PARIS, April 18 (UPI) -- Visitors to France's Louvre museum will soon be able to navigate the structure's labyrinthine halls using a Nintendo portable game console, officials said.

The arrangement with Japan's Nintendo games group will bring the museum, home to treasures such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and the Greek sculpture of the Venus de Milo, into the 21st century, museum officials said.

A total of 700 recordings on selected celebrated works will be available in seven languages to the millions of visitors who flock to the Paris landmark annually, Sky News reported Friday.

The guides with accompanying headsets will cost $6 on top of the museum's $13 standard admission price.

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