Hello there everybody, I hope you are doing good!
As some of you may know, I travelled to Paris last week! It was my forth time there and I still love the city as much. So, for today’s post I decided to talk about my visit to the Louis Vuitton Foundation, located just outside Paris in the “Bois de Boulogne”. For those of you who don’t know what the Louis Vuitton Foundation is, it’s basically a big art gallery, owned by the Louis Vuitton company. So, there’s nothing fashion related in there, only art!
Unfortunately, all the galleries were closed because they were changing the whole exhibit. I was a little disappointed but I really wanted to see the building. Since none of the galleries were opened, we got a cheaper ticket prize. We got to visit the whole building and the surrounding park.
The building was designed by Frank Gehry, a famous Canadian architect that I really like. He has a very unique style that is immediately recognizable. The foundation is meant to represent a ship and the multiple surfaces are made of glass. Before, the glass was only white and clear, now as you can see on the picture above, it has plenty of colors! This colorful addition is actually a work of art by the artist Daniel Buren. This project is called “L’observation de la Lumière” (Light observation in english). I actually prefer the building with those colors, especially when the sun is shining!
The building is so incredible, I thought that the visit was really worth it, especially if you love architecture like me! It looks different in every angle, if you look up, down, left and right you will always have a different point of view and therefore a different aspect of the building that you might have not seen before. We got to see the basement, or what they like to call “The Grotto” which was an open space. It really felt as if we were on a boat. In front of the building, there is a sort of waterfall, which we got to see better from the Grotto. That waterfall was so peaceful to watch!
All the colors were reflected on the building and it was so pretty! We also got to go on the roof top, where we had a nice view 🙂
Overall, I really liked visiting the Foundation, even though the galleries were closed, because the building itself is worth the journey! Plus, there wasn’t a lot of people so that’s always good aha… It also gives me an excuse to return visit the galleries 😉
So there you go, that was my experience at the Louis Vuitton Foundation! I really hope you liked it, tell me in the comments if you have already visited this place and if you liked it 🙂
I wish you a very nice day/night wherever you are in the world and I will talk to you in my next blog post!
All the love,
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