In 1994, after ten years spent in Jouy-en-Josas near Versailles, the Fondation Cartier moved into the airy glass and steel building in central Paris designed especially by Jean Nouvel, who is also the creator of the Institut du Monde Arabe and the Musée du Quai Branly buildings.

Famous in France and internationally for his unique way of dematerializing architecture, his challenge for Cartier was to harmoniously bring together 12,000 square feet of exhibition space and six storeys of offices on the boulevard Raspail.

Architectural visits
One Saturday per month, at 11 am (10 to 20 people at maximum)
After a brief presentation of the Fondation Cartier, its activities and its garden, the visitor will have the chance to discoverJean Nouvel’s building, its different architectural components, one of the office floors above the exhibition space – a floor which is usually closed to the public–, and the furniture designed especially for this building. Duration of the visit: 1h15
Full fee: €12
Students : €5
Seniors: €8

Upcoming visits:
- Saturday May 13, 2017 at 11 am
- Saturday June 10, 2017 at 11 am
- Saturday 8 July, 2017 at 11 am

Double ticket : Architectural tour + Guided tour of the exhibition
Full price : 20€
Schools: €7
Seniors : €12

Reservations are mandatory and can be made with Visitor Services
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 18 56 67
info.reservation@fondation.cartier.com

GALLERY

  • Jean Nouvel, Bâtiment de la Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, boulevard Raspail, Paris, 1994
    © Jean Nouvel / Adagp, Paris, 2011. Photo © Luc Boegly

  • Jean Nouvel, Building of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, boulevard Raspail, Paris, 1994
    © Jean Nouvel / Adagp, Paris, 2011. Photo © Ambroise Tézenas

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