High culture is a quintessential part of Paris’ personality, and nowhere is that better expressed than in the city’s wealth of world-class museums. From art-world heavyweights to modernist stylings, here are six of the City of Light’s top museums.
Louis Vuitton Foundation
8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, Paris, Île-de-France, 75116
The Louis Vuitton Foundation features a permanent collection of modern art organized along the following categories: contemplative, pop, expressionist, and music and sound. The museum also hosts temporary international modern-art exhibitions and an annual program of concerts. A variety of art-themed workshops and activities are held for young children and their families.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Louis Vuitton Foundation is a must-see for modern-architecture and contemporary-art buffs.
The rooftop terraces offer fantastic views of Paris.
The museum is wheelchair accessible, and free entry is given to disabled visitors and accompanying guests.
How to Get There
The Louis Vuitton Foundation is easily accessed by metro line 1, just a short walk from the Les Sablons stop. You can also take bus line 244 to the Jardin d'Acclimatation stop or the Foundation shuttle from Place Charles de Gaulle with a valid ticket to the foundation.
When to Get There
The Louis Vuitton Foundation is open late on Friday evenings and closed most Tuesdays. New exhibits are very popular, so book tickets ahead of time to be guaranteed admission the date and time you prefer. The Foundation Auditorium sponsors orchestral concerts year-round; be sure to check the events schedule prior to your visit.
Visiting the Louis Vuitton Foundation with Children
The Louis Vuitton Foundation has all sort of activities and tools to help stimulate children’s curiosity, including interactive iPad-led tours, special storytelling workshops, and hands-on creative-art workshops. There’s also an amusement park next door; the Jardin d’Acclimatation features amusement rides, playgrounds, train rides, and zoo animals.
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