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Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

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Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain Review

There's no shortage of museums in Paris, but this eye-catching gallery may be the city's premier place to view cutting-edge art. Funded by luxury giant Cartier, the foundation is at once an architectural landmark, a corporate collection, and an exhibition space. Architect Jean Nouvel's 1993 building is a glass house of cards layered seamlessly between the boulevard and the garden. The foundation regularly hosts Soirées Nomades (Nomadic Nights) featuring lectures, dance, music, film, or fashion on Thursday evenings. Some are in English. Check the website for times and details. Family tours and creative workshops for children 9-13 are available.

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  • Address: 261 bd. Raspail, Montparnasse, Paris, 75014 | Map It
  • Phone: /01–42–18–56–50
  • Cost: €10.50
  • Hours: Tues. 11–10, Wed.–Sun. 11–8
  • Website:
  • Subway: Raspail
  • Location: Montparnasse
Updated: 02-19-2014

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