Fondation Louis Vuitton

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Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris

The Fondation Louis Vuitton is a spectacular Franck Gehry monument in Paris and a great place to discover modern art.

Fondation Louis Vuitton facts

Created and financed by the LVMH Group (Louis Vuitton, Dior, Guerlain, Moet & Chandon, Hennessy), the Fondation Louis Vuitton encourages and promotes artistic creation both in France and internationally.

In 2006, the Fondation Louis Vuitton commissioned a spectacular monument located in Jardin Acclimatation (pdf), a lovely amusement park in Bois de Boulogne.

Fondation Louis Vuitton was designed by architect Franck Gehry, a Pritzker prize winner living in Los Angeles. Franck Gehry is most of all known in Europe for the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. He has also designed the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. His words:

"I dream of designing a magnificent vessel for Paris that symbolizes France's profound cultural vocation"

Top Paris monuments.

Fondation Louis Vuitton design

"To produce his sketches, Frank Gehry took his inspiration from the lightness of late 19th-century glass and garden architecture. He then produced numerous models in wood, plastic and aluminium, playing with the lines and shapes, investing his future building with a sense of movement.

The choice of materials became self-evident: an envelope of glass would cover the body of the building, an assembly of blocks referred to as the "iceberg", and would give it volume and vitality."


Franck Gehry about Fondation Louis Vuitton

Practical information

Fondation Louis Vuitton
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris
Tel: (33) 01 40 69 96 10
Fondation Louis Vuitton web site
Locate Fondation Louis Vuitton on Paris map

Fondation Louis Vuitton hours

Fondation Louis Vuitton opening hours are variable. Check official opening hours web site. To avoid the queue, buy your ticket in advance, enter freely Jardin d'acclimatation with your ticket through the gate to the right of the Fondation's main entrance and enter the Fondation through the backdoor.

Fondation Louis Vuitton tickets

Ticket price: 14 euros
Students and people under 26: 10 euros
Ticket purchase

Fondation Louis Vuitton access

Paris metro: station Les Sablons on line 1
Private Louis Vuitton fully electric shuttle (picture) departs every 15' from Champs Elysees. Check offical web site.

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