Opened in 2014, Fondation Louis Vuitton is an art museum and cultural center in Bois de Boulogne run by French luxury group LVMH. Designed by American architect Frank Gehry, the building resembles a fleet of massive sailboats, rising out of the earth, being whipped against each other in the wind; it's a sight to see on its own. Unlike most museums, which often focus on masterpieces of the past, this space is dedicated to art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Peruse the permanent collections, site-specific installations, and special exhibitions, of which there are two annually. While it may seem like a trek to this destination into the 16th arrondissement, that's part of what makes Fondation Louis Vuitton so great. You leave behind the hordes of selfie stick-wielding tourists for a more cultural crowd of serious art lovers and chic Parisians. Book tickets ahead and prepare to spend the day getting lost in the building, among the art, and in the surrounding park.
Fondation Louis Vuitton
modern and installation arts center
Fondation Louis Vuitton8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne