1. The Louvre museum has opened a new satellite branch among the slag heaps of a former mining town in northern France, in a bid to bring high culture and visitors.
2. The 150 million euro (£122 million) glass and polished aluminium building was designed by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima.
3. The building itself sits on a disused coalmine, homage to a once-thriving coal industry, and a reminder of an industrial decline.
4. Greeted by a group of former miners in overalls and hardhats, President Francois Hollande inaugurated.
5. Authorities hope the museum will draw 500,000 visitors a year, from locals to tourists from Paris, London, Belgium.