An exceptional venue for art and culture, the Louis Vuitton Foundation opened in 2014 in an exceptional, futuristic building. An architectural masterpiece by Frank Gehry, the architect of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, this impressive glass building, designed to look like a sailboat or a ship, is located in the middle of the Bois de Boulogne park, very close to the famous Acclimatisation Garden.
Eleven galleries, spread across 3,850 m², house not only the Foundation's collections but also temporary exhibitions, with works by such iconic artists as Alberto Giacometti, Christian Boltanski, Gerhard Richter, Olafur Eliasson, Bertrand Lavier, Thomas Schütte and Pierre Huyghe. Themed exhibitions are regularly on offer, as well as two annual events celebrating modern art and contemporary art.
An auditorium with 350 seats provides a place to discover musicians and contemporary artists, hosting concerts, lectures and classes of excellence.
Young audiences have not been forgotten, with storytelling micro-tours, discovery trails and age-appropriate workshops.
Don't miss the three terraces at the top of the ship, offering untrammelled views of the Bois de Boulogne park, the district of La Défense and the Eiffel Tower. And for delicious food in a beautifully bright environment, head to the Foundation's restaurant!