The Louis Vuitton Foundation (French: Fondation d'entreprise Louis-Vuitton), previously Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation (Fondation Louis-Vuitton pour la création), is a French art museum and cultural center sponsored by the group LVMH and its subsidiaries. It is run as a legally separate, nonprofit entity as part of LVMH's promotion of art and culture. The art museum opened on October 20, 2014 in the presence of President François Hollande. The Deconstructivist building was designed by American architect Frank Gehry, with groundwork starting in 2006. It is adjacent to the Jardin d'Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, bordering on Neuilly-sur-Seine. More than 1.4 million people visited the Louis Vuitton Foundation in 2017.
The actual cost of the museum, initially projected to be €100 million, was revealed in 2017 to have been nearly eight times that sum. A November 2018 report of the Court of Audit indicated that from 2007 to 2014, building construction constituted the main activity of the Foundation. Earlier that month, FRICC, a French anti-corruption group, filed a complaint in court in Paris accusing the Louis Vuitton Foundation of committing fraud and tax evasion in the construction of its museum. It claimed the nonprofit branch of the LVMH conglomerate was able to deduct about 60% of the cost of the museum from its taxes and request tax refunds on some other costs. In all, FRICC claimed LVMH and the Louis Vuitton Foundation received nearly €603 million from the government toward the nearly €790 million construction costs of the museum. In September 2019, the case was dismissed.
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|Wednesday||12:00 – 7:00 PM|
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|Friday||12:00 – 9:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
Martin Hewitt | Feb 22, 2018
Worth visiting just for the extraordinary building. The exhibition I saw well laid out and impressive. But you may climb a lot of stairs
Sa Rah | Jan 4, 2018
Quick checklist to make your visit a good one: - buy the tickets online! (if not you have to expect to wait for at least 30 min) - go there early in the morning or at night (during the day some parts of the museum are reeeaallyy crowded) google also tells you which days the museum is less crowded - if possible, go there when the weather's nice, the on rooftop of the museum and the area around it is extremely nice - go to the Monet foundation after, don't wanna make covered advertising here, but it's really close and definitely less crowded with absolutely stunning art work in it. Oh and don't forget to enjoy it ;-)
Odeh Al Ashhab | Feb 24, 2018
A modern architectured building, inside you find very interesting paintings and pieces of modern art, a few tips before going there : make a reservation online it will save you a lot of time waiting, in the winter they offer umbrellas to the people waiting which i found very nice, come during the morning times the weather could be good and you can enjoy a nice walk in the park near by, visit the roof top it is very interesting.
Emily Liu | Jan 5, 2018
Great exhibitions! Amazing garden right in front of the house - but a little bit outside. Worth a visit. Also how the art is arranged is a big +. Not a Gehry Fan but this was like an amazing and huge ship! Thanks
Michael Westen | Feb 28, 2018
My second time visiting the art exhibition "Being Modern MoMA In Paris". Always good to refresh my memory. Takes 3/4 hours long if you want to see everything. Morning is great as there's less people than in the afternoon. You can buy your ticket on line or at the Fnac store to spare time. Get there before March 5th 2018 as this is the last day, it's worth it.
Sa Rah | Mar 9, 2018
Quick checklist to make your visit a good one: - buy the tickets online! (if not you have to expect to wait for at least 30 min) - go there early in the morning or at night (during the day some parts of the museum are reeeaallyy crowded) google also tells you which days the museum is less crowded - if possible, go there when the weather's nice, the rooftop of the museum and the area around it is extremely nice - go to the Monet foundation after, don't wanna make covered advertising here, but it's really close and definitely less crowded with absolutely stunning art work in it. Oh and don't forget to enjoy it ;-)
Juliet Leca | Mar 22, 2018
Wrote we need to be there 30 minutes before the opening, but I waited 30 minutes in the wind and the cold. It’s unexecptable to wait outside in those condition. Missing a warm place to wait.
Petter van Raalte | Mar 10, 2018
Very nice building. I visited the MoMa expo in February. the park behind the building was closed due to renovation of the amusement park. We coudn't see the building from all sides. The roof terraces are beautiful.
Guillaume de DURAT | Mar 31, 2018
Very very crowdy. Juste the queue give you an idea of the difficulty to get a sight on the masterpieces you come for. A bit disappointed by the exhibition (but they change) the building is amazing and this is the place to see if you want to mention in society you've been to Paris. The perfect Cosmopolitan place. 3 stars. I should change my mind after several exhibitions.
abraham morales | May 3, 2018
Designed by genius architect Frank Gehry, the building itself is a work of art, every corner it's marvelous so it's kind of easy to get distracted from the exhibitions and start wandering around the outside terraces on the higher levels. Take your time to visit because I can assure that you won't want to leave ever! Beautiful experience.
Simon Matthys | Apr 8, 2018
Just amazing. I was lucky to attend an audition for piano and cello of two German elite finalists who played in the amazing auditorium, which was enchanting and left me speechless. A must see
Gary Jackob | Apr 13, 2018
Monumental modern smart building. Must be visited by every one who loves Engineering, Architecture and Art to learn about materials and Architectural design. Uniq in the world.
Barby Gamble | Apr 25, 2018
Great place with great expositions, also the building is worth seeing but only recommend the visit if there is an exposition showing as I think it’s not worth paying to only see the building
Art Flea | Jun 3, 2018
Last time I visited this museum was one year after it opened. This second visit is also very pleasant, especially I found they put much effort in enhancing the customer service and whole experience. More seats are provided. They even now have coffee and ice cream stalls in their roof. We tried their set lunch in the lobby restaurant, it was beautifully presented and tasted very good. The exhibitions presented are professionally curated. The space of the galleries is just perfect for contemporary arts installations. The visitors there are generally very quiet and discreet, respect the artworks and other visitors by refraining themselves from making too much disturbances from taking photos and chatting loudly.
abraham morales | May 24, 2018
Designed by genius architect Frank Gehry, the building itself is a work of art, every corner it's marvelous so it's kind of easy to get distracted from the exhibitions and start wandering around the outside terraces on the higher levels. Take your time to visit because I can assure you that you won't want to leave ever! Beautiful experience.
Bryce Deskins | May 28, 2018
absolutely stunning space from the inside and the outside, and the art installations themselves are wonderfully done. the grouping of works based on theme, organized to fit the space perfectly, was fantastic. highly recommend both for the appreciation of the art and of the building itself, along with the views that the top affords.
Exoclipse Laundry Mania | May 16, 2018
Exceptional architecture. A superb museum. Restaurant and coffee shop are top quality. Shuttle is quite convenient. The permanent display is very good.
Andrea Cecilia Serge Rodriguez | May 25, 2018
Not my favorite museum, but is an interesting place to pass a Sunday, because of the gardens an its particular architecture. I went for free in the European night of the museums. Good concert hall.
Alfredo Hernandez | Jun 11, 2018
Excellent collection of modern art. The architecture of the building is as beautiful and interesting as the art inside. Amazing and very knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend the 15 min free tours on different galleries. It provides a much better understanding of selected pieces in the collection and increases the appreciation of the different art galleries. Spend some time admiring Paris from the different terraces and make time for the architecture tour. Plan to stay there at least 2.5 to 3 hrs and explore the park afterwards. There’s an amusement park for kids right next to the foundation, so if you are visiting with kids you’ll have access to the park through the museum.
Nave Art | Jun 12, 2018
Great place and for me the best museum in Paris. Very nice building in a fancy park outside of the city center. The art is amazing and it all has there own space, always happy to be there and there terrace on the roof is amazing. This building is more then worth a visit if you are in Paris
Ani Kazaryan | Jul 6, 2018
I went there after Louvre, so I had kind of "cultural shock". Just kidding! It's different! It's particular! I enjoyed the "Giacometti" and "Murakami" sections. The building it's self it's quite nice with a beautiful green area around.
Niki Halász | Jul 4, 2018
modern and charismatic building and atmosphere. Huge rooms inside with beautiful and effective lights. Good selections of exhibitions, I really enjoyed it from the first moment. All of the museum staff speak english and they were very helpful and nice. It worth to visit it.
Adi Giladi | Jul 26, 2018
Very interesting museum in a fascinating building! Make sure that the specific exhibition interest you before coming, though just walking inside worth the visit anyway. The park next to it is also beautiful and nice for picnic.
tim barnes | Jul 26, 2018
Stunning place. Well worth the visit, travel by the little electric bus from Champs Elysées. Leave yourself the whole day for here. Art work is amazing but cannot compete against the building. Views for the top are amazing.
Kesia Davies | Jul 30, 2018
Wow, this was one of my favourite museums. Loved all the chosen artworks! Super clean, super organized...not sure they had tours in english tho. Overall amazing.
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