Fondation Louis Vuitton
8 av. du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, 16th arrond.
Our Rating Neighborhood Champs-Élysées, Trocadéro & Western Paris (8th, 16th & 17th Arrondissements) Hours Mon, Wed–Thurs noon–7pm; Fri noon–11pm; Sat–Sun 11am–8pm Transportation Métro: Les Sablons or Porte Maillot Phone 01-40-69-96-00 Prices 16€ adults, 10€ ages 18–26, 5€ artists and children 3–17, free for children 2 and under Web site Fondation Louis Vuitton
Designed by mega-architect Frank Gehry, this stunning contemporary art museum is swathed in a mass of billowing “sails” of glass, giving the impression that it is about to sail off into the lush greenery of the Bois de Boulogne, a large park on the western edge of the city. Once you’ve taken in the arty outside, you have two choices: (1) stand in line to see the sophisticated temporary collections of ultra-contemporary art, or (2) go explore the Bois de Boulogne’s alleys, gardens, and lakes. If you choose the former, be sure to buy an online ticket in advance: You’ll get a time slot, which will considerably reduce the time you spend in line. If you are not big on heady modern and conceptual art, you should probably stick to option number 2.
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