October 8, 2014

Smooth Sailing for Bernard Arnault's Boat-shaped Building

On Monday, October 27, the recently completed Fondation Louis Vuitton will officially open its doors to the public. Conceived by American architect Frank Gehry, this bold, design-defying building is set to become one of Paris’ most prestigious spaces for promoting contemporary art and culture to a wide French and international audience. 
Fondation Louis Vuitton
"We wanted to present Paris with an extraordinary space for art and culture, and demonstrate daring and emotion by entrusting Frank Gehry with the construction of an iconic building for the 21st century.” - Bernard Arnault, CEO, LVMH

The imposing glass marvel houses 7,000 m² of total usable floor space, 3,850 m² of museum space, 11 exhibition galleries, an auditorium and a restaurant, “Le Frank”, run by chef étoilé Jean-Louis Nomicos.

Those who were lucky enough to secure a ticket for the grand opening weekend from October 24-26 (now completely booked), will enjoy a sneak peek before anyone else. As for the rest of us, tickets to explore the Fondation and nearby Jardin d'Acclimatation, are now available online for visits starting from the 27th.

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