The $123 million Louis Vuitton museum is all set to open in Paris on October 27

While the Chef Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel George V may have given us his list of the best places to visit in Paris, Louis Vuitton may have added another one to those recommendations. Let me give you a few hints- home to works owned by LVMH, specially commissioned art attractions, a performance space cum auditorium. Any guesses? Foundation Louis Vuitton museum!

The maison’s state-of-the-art museum situated on the outskirts of Paris is a massive 126,000 sq. ft. in the Jardin d’Acclimatation. Designed by architect Frank Gehry (of The Icon and the Iconoclasts fame), the 12-part “cloud of glass” structure will be the setting for the corporate art collection of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton as well as special commissioned exhibitions. “This is a small payback to the public, and to our employees,” emphasized LVMH boss Bernard Arnault.

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Further proof of its ‘payback’ nature is that the launch event to be held on October 20, a week prior to the official opening date of October 27, will be followed by three days of free admission, October 23-26, during the weekend of the art fair Fiac (Foire internationale d’art contemporain). In case you’re already packing your bags, the €100m (over $123m) Frank Gehry-designed museum, in the Bois de Boulogne district, will also host an exhibit of the architect’s designs; the full program for the opening will be announced by autumn.

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[Via – Vogue]