Cartier Foundation (Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain), Paris

3.4
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Cartier Foundation (Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain) is a museum of contemporary art. It was founded in 1984 by the well-known jewel and watch manufacturer Cartier. In 1994, the museum moved to its current building, designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Before you head to Paris, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paris trip itinerary planning site, to make sure you see all that Paris has to offer, including Cartier Foundation (Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain).
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  • Surprising that this museum is not on more people's lists. The Jean Nouvel building is lovely and airily modern by Paris standards. The contemporary art collection is well curated and the current...  more »
  • Perhaps I’m biased for I love trees but this exhibit was over the top. Combining artists from around the world with scientists and philosophers was a powerful way to examine the knowledge of trees...  more »
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  • A modern art museum with garden in back. I saw a terrific exhibit of young artists from across Europe called Metamorphoses. Nearly everything is bilingual including video art. A snack bar in the garden is open as weather permits. Note, it's easy to miss the entrance. Enter where you see the security guard who will check your backpack. Note 2, "A3" size is 11 x 17 inches.
  • A really enjoyable way to spend a few hours. The current exhibition is of young artists in Europe and it's well worth a look in. The grounds and building itself are nice too, the garden is pretty pleasant to wander around. We really enjoyed the video works and the modern sculptures. The guide that's handed to you for free on arrival is also super. Keen to go look up these emerging artists for more of their work now!

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