Culture adds seven times more to the economy than motor carsmain
The French Ministry of Culture has come up with a staggering stat.
Apparently, cultural activity adds 57.8 billion Euros to the economy, equivalent to 3.2 percent of national GDP.
That is seven times as much as Renault, Citroen and the rest of the automotive industry put together.
Think about that, Detroit, before you sell off the Institute of Arts.