Jacques’s museum not popular
Conveniently close to Jacques’s Chateau de Bity, in the village of Sarran, you can visit “the state-funded museum built to display gifts showered on President Jacques Chirac by foreign dignitaries”.
Not surprisingly, the crowds aren’t knocking down the doors to get in.
the museum, opened in 2000, cost almost £5 million to build and lost more than £400,000 in a single year.
The restaurant’s also losing money.
In the interest of fairness, the article says “all museums in the three departments of the region of Limousin” aren;t doing much better, except for the “museum of L’Évêché at Limoges, with its collection of 12th century enamels and masterpieces by the locally-born Renoir”.