Children and youth and families activities

The Fondation Louis Vuitton has chosen to lavish special attention on younger visitors.

Families can enjoy a fun and interactive introduction to contemporary art and to the building itself.



These educational walking tours for 3-5 year olds are punctuated by game stops where children can learn about a work of art, an architectural detail, a material, and so on.

A narrative thread, by turns poetic and imaginary, is constructed from group-participation nursery rhymes, poems and fables. Using hands-on games and word play, these living stories bring art and architecture to life for our youngest visitors.


Try your hand at art in workshops held in the Atelier, on the site of the converted Musée en Herbe, which re-opened at the Fondation in April 2015. These creative workshops are a regular event during French school holidays and are followed by a tour of the Fondation building and its collections.

In the course of the workshop, parents and children together create an original work of art, a medium to explore the Fondation building and its collections – while making memories to take home.

Africa "Rhyme and Tales" Tour for 3 to 5-year-olds with their families


Micro-visite en famille de l'exposition "Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier", le 6 mai 2017.

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

Tours scheduled in relation with the exhibition "Art/afrique, le nouvel atelier"


Led by a guide, children and parents will discover the exhibition “Art/Afrique, Le Nouvel Atelier” and learn about the stories and rhymes inspired by different African cultures. Participants of all ages will set off together on an artistic journey filled with extraordinary tales and characters.


From 13 May to 4 September 2017

Workshops held every weekends out of French school holidays

At 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Duration: 1h

Upon reservation

opening hours

Every weekends during the exhibition "Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier" At 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.


For 6 to 10-year-olds with their families : "Animated Africa".


© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Jules Hidrot

Workshops scheduled in relation with the exhibition "Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier"


After exploring the exhibition “Art/Afrique, le Nouvel Atelier” with their guide, children and parents will bring objects and characters featured in the exhibition to life, using animation techniques, to create their own film.  


From 13 May to 4 September 2017

Workshops held every weekends out of French school holidays

From 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

They last 1h

With reservation


opening hours

Every weekends during the exhibition "Art/afrique, le nouvel atelier" From 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The workshop of June 24 at 3 p.m. is not guaranteed, please excuse us for this inconvenience.

Strike out on your own with the Apprentice Architect app


Specially designed for children aged 8-12, “Apprentice Architect” is a fun and enjoyable app that encourages kids to actively explore the new Frank Gehry building on their own.


Available for iPad free of charge in both French and English at the App Store, “Apprentice Architect” is a virtual companion for your family visit which challenges your child’s observational and deductive skills, dexterity, and above all creativity, so that he or she can become an “apprentice architect”.


From sketching to site management, children can try their hand at various steps in the construction process with six fun, clever games:

- Draw and build with "My sketchbook": trace the outlines of a nature-inspired building then use "My studio" to render it in three dimensions,

- Observe and watch with "Look around you": find unique perspectives, photograph them, then hunt out the hidden characters who built the Fondation or run it today in the "Where's Frank?" mural,

- Skilfully control the crane and painstakingly install the glass sails in "Take the controls",

- Discover the secrets of construction in the "How does this work?" quiz.


So that as many people as possible can use the application, there are a number of tablets available free for use by the public.

To access the app, click here

Lucky Vibes : The Fondation's new game!


Lucky Vibes is a game you can play on your iPhone that combines music and dexterity. It is a radical new initiative from a cultural institution.

Fly over Frank Gehry’s building in your Tubaloon to catch as many notes as possible. But don’t lose your tune - and watch out for obstacles!

Lucky Vibes has four levels that depict the Fondation Louis Vuitton in different situations: in summer, in a storm, at night and during a concert. When transitioning between levels, players learn interesting facts about the building and its history.

Special “competition days” will be held several times a year, when the best players can win prizes and exclusive invitations to the Fondation.

With its new Lucky Vibes app, the Fondation is appealing to a digitally savvy public, particularly teenagers and young adults.



How to get the game?

The game is available free from the App Store, in French and English. Download Lucky Vibes directly on the Apple Store



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Find all the past workshops, dedicated to children and youth, by clicking here.