Paris counts many artists’ houses which have been converted into museums. Some are famous as the Maison de Victor Hugo but most of them are hidden gems unknown to visitors… and to Parisians as well ! Although I live in Paris for fifty years I have just discovered the Zadkine museum near the Bed & Breakfast that I visited yesterday morning.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton (FLV) was inaugurated on 27 October 2014. Located in the Bois de Boulogne on the west side of Paris it is in my opinion THE place to be seen during a visit in Paris.
I went there three days after its inauguration. The closest metro station is Les Sablons on metro line 1 (between the Place de l’Etoile and the business district of la Défense) and from there the ten-minute walk through Neuilly and the Bois de Boulogne is really easy thanks to numerous road signs for pedestrians. I had bought my ticket in advance on the website of the Fondation and this way I was able to cross the Jardin d’acclimatation in order to reach the building. Indeed the entrance ticket to the Fondation includes the entrance to the Jardin d’acclimatation. Continue reading The Fondation Louis Vuitton : a Must-Visit Museum in Paris
Last summer the BHV opened its doors after two years of important renovation work with a new name : Le BHV Marais. I have been there to check whether this was only a change in the name or a real transformation. And I could hardly believe it ! In my opinion the BHV used to be the most dusty and old fashioned department store in Paris since the closing down of the Samaritaine (that happened ten years ago). And it is now the most colourful, the most trendy, … in a word the most Parisian of all departments stores in Paris.