It’s genius: daring and innovation punctuated by surprises. A visit to Foundation Louis Vuitton is hard to put into words, you have to climb all the levels, admire the views, the architectural lines, it’s exhilarating. Frank Gehry’s mission was to “design in Paris a magnificent vessel symbolizing the cultural calling of France. He succeeded. I’ll let my photos speak for themselves.
Twelve glass sails play with the light and reflections of water from the basin in which the building stands. It’s a constant interplay of outside and inside and invites the visitor on a walk through a space of shifting perspectives to create a unique architectural experience.
Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris, adults 18 euros. Ipod touch devices can be borrowed from the reception desk.
Here are directions how to get there, it’s a little tricky by metro and requires some walking.
Tim G. said:
Terrific photos! Can’t wait to see it on our next visit to Paris (with your guidebook in hand).