On my latest trip to Paris I was finally able to visit the Fondacion Louis Vuitton. This is not a fashion institute as one may expect, but a modern art museum designed by the amazing Frank Gehry. The museum was finished in 2014 and I have wanted to visit ever since. Luckily my visit did not disappoint and I would recommend visiting this beautiful museum!
The museum is located in the Bois du Bologne and it offers green, but also city views. I went by car and parked it at the parking garage of Le Palais des Congrès de Paris. If you come by metro you can take the metro to Neuilly Porte Maillot. From there it is a 10 minute walk through de Bois de Bologne. Tickets cost € 14, we received a discount on our tickets as there was no temporary exhibition when we visited. We missed the Basquiat exhibition by a week, so that was certainly a bummer. The permanent collection of the Fondacion Louis Vuitton is quite small, so to be honest we did not see that much art on our visit. I did follow the website and at times they have really cool exhibitions, featuring works of amongst others Yayoi Kusama, Pablo Picasso and Paul Cézanne.
As the museum is designed by Frank Gehry, the building alone offers enough entertainment and makes it worthwhile to bring a visit even when you are not interested in the temporary exhibition. The museum offers amazing views of Paris and even an original sight of the Eiffel tower. I loved walking around on the rooftop terraces to admire the interesting construction of the roof. Once you leave the museum you get the opportunity to take unobstructed pictures of the outside, so do not worry if you don’t immediately have a good picture of the exterior. The building is supposed to look like a vessel, and when you leave you will pass a water installation which looks good in your pictures.
Just before you leave the museum there is a really cool mirrored part, with which you can take cool pictures.