Louis Vuitton Foundation
To begin with, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is located on the outskirts of Paris, in a more refined neighbourhood. This gives the place a special air because it is further away and there are fewer tourists everywhere. Secondly, because it is in the middle of a park (Jardin d’Acclimatation), which makes its beautiful architecture stand out even more. And, of course, the shape of the building, which is wonderful.
What is the Louis Vuitton Foundation?
It was designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry, inspired by the sails of a boat. Its architecture mixes organic and futuristic models, allowing its art collections and temporary exhibitions to be bathed in natural light.
The founder of the Louis Vuitton Foundation is Bernard Arnaut, Chairman and CEO of LVMH. His goal was to offer Paris an extraordinary cultural space, both in its form and in its exhibitions. He could not give another one. The place is one of slime, both outside and inside.
The building has two floors and eleven galleries spread over more than 4,000 m2, which seek to bring intriguing, relevant and questioning exhibitions, such as the one at MoMA.
How to get to the Louis Vuitton Foundation?
Getting there is not complicated, but it can take a while depending on where you are. The closest metro station is Line 1, Les Sablons station. The walk from the station to the Foundation will take 10 minutes.
How do I visit the Louis Vuitton Foundation?
I recommend taking a morning or afternoon to enjoy the Foundation and the park. It is ideal for those who have free time in Paris or who want to do something less touristy and more different. This visit is worth getting to know a side of the city that is more Parisian in fact, and less touristy.
Address: 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris, France
Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 8pm. Closed on Tuesdays.