The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

16 October 2004

Chirac Museum makes no Jacques

The Musée Jacques Chirac, located in the village of Sarran in the Limoges region, collects some five thousand objects given to the French president by foreign dignitaries and, um, other persons. What it's not collecting is revenue: attendance has dropped from 67,000 in 2001 to 37,000 in 2003. At £2.70 a head, the museum's accumulated deficit should be paid off sometime around the twelfth of never.

Greg Hlatky offers a suggestion:

Perhaps if they put on display all the bribes Chirac took to influence French foreign policy, they'd pack the house.

Maybe the UN will concoct an Oil-For-Museum-Passes program.

Posted at 9:02 AM to Dyssynergy