From 11 October 2017 to 5 March 2018

Exhibition "Being Modern: MoMA in Paris"

 

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Currently and for an indefinite period, the Fondation’s esplanade will be home to a special security feature. Additionally, the tactile paving is currently inactive. The priority entrance is accessed through the white tent on the esplanade.

 

Accessible to All



The Fondation Louis Vuitton is accessible to all. To download the access map, please click here.

Free priority entry is given to disabled visitors and the person accompanying them.

Priority is also given at the ticket windows and entrances to visitors who are unable to remain standing for extended periods of time.

The Fondation offers solutions adapted to each person's needs in order to provide the best possible visiting conditions for all :

- Mobility-Impaired visitors

- Blind or visually impaured visitors

- Deaf or hearing-impaired visitors

- Mentally disabled visitors

 



Mobility-Impaired visitors

Free priority access

You and one person accompanying you can enjoy free entry to the Fondation by presenting documentary verification of your disability. You can bypass the ticket windows and proceed directly to the priority entrances indicated by the designated symbols. Buttons are located in front of the entrances to open the automatic swinging doors.

Ticket windows

A ticket window suitable for all visitors is available at the Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi entrance on the esplanade facing the Bois de Boulogne.



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By Fondation shuttle

The Fondation shuttle runs between Place Charles de Gaulle and the Fondation. The trip is free for disabled persons and the person accompanying them.

The shuttle is accessible to mobility-impaired persons thanks to removable ramps, lifts and extra-wide doors.

Shuttles depart every 15 minutes during the Fondation’s opening hours.

To catch the shuttle, take  exit No. 2, “Avenue de Friedland”, at the Charles de Gaulle-Etoile Metro and RER station.This station is served by Metro lines 1, 2 and 6, and RER line A.

 

By car

Reserved parking is available in front of the Fondation entrance.

 

By bus

On weekdays, Bus 244 stops at the “Jardin d’Acclimatation” station, about a 10-minute walk from the Fondation.

On Saturdays and Sundays, the bus stops at the "Fondation Louis Vuitton" station in front of the Fondation’s main entrance. Line 244 is wheelchair accessible.

 

Visitor convenience and comfort:

The Fondation and its surrounding areas are fully accessible to mobility-impaired visitors.

Back rests located outside along the building’s parapets allow visitors to relieve their backs while standing.

The Fondation loans visitors folding chairs and wheelchairs of varying widths, including a very large wheelchair available upon request at the reception desk.

Seats are available at regular intervals throughout the Fondation, particularly on the upper terraces.

 

The Grotto pools

The Grotto walkway includes pools whose surfaces are level with the floor. A raised 5 cm edge runs around the pools and serves as a curb for wheels.

 

Toilets

Accessible toilets are located on all levels of the building.

You are also invited to notify our staff at reception or the Customer Relations Department of your needs when you arrive or when making a group reservation.

 

Visitor Guidance

Tactile and visual displays

Outside, along the building’s parapets, you will find three displays presenting a relief map of the building and the surrounding area to help you get your bearings.

In the group reception area, three scale models will enable you to familiarise yourself with the dimensions of the building by architect Frank Gehry, the construction materials used, and the layout of the interior spaces. Staff will be on hand to help you use these displays.

 

Exhibitions

Any possible difficulties in accessing temporary exhibitions are specified on the Inside page of the website.

 

Auditorium:

Up to 8 spaces are reserved for wheelchair users. 4 larger seats are also available. These spaces allow you to sit near the person accompanying you.

 

Evacuation:

In the event of evacuation (audible alarm, flashing lights), please find a member of the Fondation staff, who will indicate the procedure to follow.

Blind or visually impaired visitors

Free priority access

You and one person accompanying you can enjoy free entry to the Fondation by presenting documentary verification of your disability. You can bypass the ticket windows and proceed directly to the priority entrances indicated by the designated symbols. Buttons are located in front of the entrances to open the automatic swinging doors.

Ticket windows

A ticket window suitable for all visitors is available at the Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi entrance on the esplanade facing the Bois de Boulogne.

Access Download the information

By Fondation shuttle

The Fondation shuttle runs between Place Charles de Gaulle and the Fondation. The trip is free for disabled persons and the person accompanying them.

The shuttle is accessible to mobility-impaired persons thanks to removable ramps, lifts and extra-wide doors.

Shuttles depart every 15 minutes during the Fondation’s opening hours.

To catch the shuttle, take exit No. 2, “Avenue de Friedland”, at the Charles de Gaulle-Etoile Metro and RER station. This station is served by Metro lines 1, 2 and 6, and RER line A.

 

By car

Reserved parking is available in front of the Fondation entrance.

 

By bus

On weekdays, Bus 244 stops at the “Jardin d’Acclimatation” station, about a 10-minute walk from the Fondation.

On Saturdays and Sundays, the bus stops at the "Fondation Louis Vuitton" station in front of the Fondation’s main entrance.

Line 244 is wheelchair accessible.

 

Visitor convenience and comfort

The Fondation and its surrounding areas are fully accessible to mobility-impaired visitors.

Back rests located outside along the building’s parapets allow visitors to relieve their backs while standing.

The Fondation loans visitors folding chairs and wheelchairs of varying widths, including a very large wheelchair available upon request at the reception desk.

Seats are available at regular intervals throughout the Fondation, particularly on the upper terraces.

 

The Grotto pools

The Grotto walkway includes pools whose surfaces are level with the floor. A raised 5 cm edge runs around the pools and serves as a curb for wheels.

 

Toilets

Accessible toilets are located on all levels of the building.

You are also invited to notify our staff at reception or the Customer Relations Department of your needs when you arrive or when making a group reservation.

 

Visitor Guidance

Tactile and visual displays

Outside, along the building’s parapets, you will find three displays presenting a relief map of the building and the surrounding area to help you get your bearings.

In the group reception area, three scale models will enable you to familiarise yourself with the dimensions of the building by architect Frank Gehry, the construction materials used, and the layout of the interior spaces. Staff will be on hand to help you use these displays

 

Exhibitions

Any possible difficulties in accessing temporary exhibitions are specified on the Inside page of the website.

 

Auditorium:

Up to 8 spaces are reserved for wheelchair users. 4 larger seats are also available. These spaces allow you to sit near the person accompanying you.

 

Evacuation:

In the event of evacuation (audible alarm, flashing lights), please find a member of the Fondation staff, who will indicate the procedure to follow.

Deaf or hearing-impaired visitors

Free priority access

You and one person accompanying you can enjoy free entry to the Fondation by presenting documentary verification of your disability. You can bypass the ticket windows and proceed directly to the priority entrances indicated by the designated symbols. Buttons are located in front of the entrances to open the automatic swinging doors.

Ticket windows

The ticket windows located at the Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi entrance on the esplanade facing the Bois de Boulogne are equipped with hearing loops to facilitate their use by persons with hearing aids.



Access Download the information

By Fondation shuttle

The Fondation shuttle runs between Place Charles de Gaulle and the Fondation. The trip is free for disabled persons and the person accompanying them.

Shuttles depart every 15 minutes during the Fondation’s opening hours.

To catch the shuttle, take  exit No. 2, “Avenue de Friedland”, at the Charles de Gaulle-Etoile Metro and RER station. This station is served by Metro lines 1, 2 and 6, and RER line A.



By metro

Metro line 1, Les Sablons station, “Fondation Louis Vuitton” exit.

Please note: the station is about a 15-minute walk from the Fondation.



By car

Reserved parking is available in front of the Fondation entrance.



By bus

On weekdays, Bus 244 stops at the “Jardin d’Acclimatation” station, about a 10-minute walk from the Fondation.

On Saturdays and Sundays, the bus stops at the “Fondation Louis Vuitton” station in front of the Fondation’s main entrance.



Visitor convenience and comfort:

Hearing loops

The reception desk, sales desk, cloakroom and shop counters are equipped with hearing loops.

For group visits, hearing aids equipped with hearing loops are available on loan.

The lift intercoms are equipped with hearing loops and coloured panel lights.

You are also invited to notify our staff at reception or the Customer Relations Department of your needs when you arrive or when making a group reservation.

Visitor Guidance

Outside, along the building’s parapets, you will find three displays presenting a relief map of the building and the surrounding area to help you get your bearings.

In the group reception area, three scale models will enable you to familiarise yourself with the dimensions of the building by architect Frank Gehry, the construction materials used, and the layout of the interior spaces.

Staff will be on hand to help you use these displays.

Mobile app

The Fondation's smartphone tour app has content in French sign language for deaf visitors who sign. It can be downloaded for free.

Most of the videos available in the app are subtitled, and interview transcriptions are available. The app for children does not have sound.

Exhibitions

Any possible difficulties for deaf or hearing-impaired persons in accessing temporary exhibitions are specified on the Inside page of the website.

Auditorium

Headsets that amplify sound or are compatible with the T position on hearing aids can be borrowed on request.

You are also invited to notify our staff at reception or the Customer Relations Department of your needs when you arrive or when making a group reservation so that you can reserve your equipment



Evacuation

In the event of evacuation (audible alarm, flashing lights), please find a member of the Fondation staff, who will indicate the procedure to follow.



 

Mentally disabled visitors

Free priority access

Entry is free for me and the person who has come with me. 

I can see the priority entrance: it is where I can see the picture of the smiley face.

I present my document at the entrance without getting in line.

There is a button in front of the door. If I push the button, the doors open. If I prefer, I can go through the revolving doors.

At the entrance, members of staff are there to help me, and I can go up to them.

Access Download the information

Coming by car

I can park in the reserved spaces right in front of the Fondation or I can go a little farther, near the Fondation. When I get out of the car, I will see the Fondation right away, and it looks like this photo.

Coming by Shuttle, the Fondation’s “little bus”

A little bus that belongs to the Fondation can take me there from the Charles de Gaulle-Etoile Metro station, on the corner of Avenue de Friedland, next to the Arc de Triomphe. It can also take me back to the Metro station after my visit.

The trip is free for me and the person accompanying me.

To find the Fondation’s little bus, I must take exit No. 2, “Avenue de Friedland”, when leaving the Charles de Gaulle-Etoile station.

I won’t have to wait long: the little bus leaves every 15 minutes during the Fondation’s opening hours.



Coming by bus

On weekdays, I can take Bus 244. It stops at the “Jardin d’Acclimatation” station, but I must walk 10 minutes to get to the Fondation.

On Saturdays and Sundays, I can take Bus 244. It stops at the “Fondation Louis Vuitton” station.



Coming by Metro

I can also go to the Fondation by taking line 1 on the Metro. I must get off at the Metro station called “Les Sablons” and exit in the direction of the “Fondation Louis Vuitton”.

Then, I have to walk about 15 minutes from the “Les Sablons” station to get to the Fondation.



Visitor convenience and comfort:

On the pavement in front of the Fondation, small models of the Fondation will allow me to see and touch the Fondation.



At the group reception area, I will also find three models that will help me get to know the building by architect Frank Gehry better.

I can ask staff members to help me understand these models.

In the entrance hall, there is a desk with reception staff members. They can give me a paper map of the building

I can walk all around the Fondation. I can go up to the staff members at reception or the guides if I need help or want to ask a question.

The toilets are easy to find on the ground floor behind the welcome desk. There are also toilets on each level of the building.

Visitor Guidance

Mobile app

I can download the helpful tour app onto my smartphone (mobile phone) for free. I can also borrow a smartphone at the reception desk. It is free.

I can use the smartphone to look at videos and photos, and read texts. Some videos are explained using simple texts.

I can ask staff members to show me how to use the smartphone (mobile phone).

I can also borrow a tablet. I can play games on the tablet. It is free.

People who can help me

In the exhibition halls, I can go up to the guides. I can ask them questions.

Exhibitions

I can find news and information on current exhibitions on this website. I will be warned if an exhibition or an artwork may be unpleasant for me to see. I can come with someone or, when I arrive, I can ask someone to accompany me.

Evacuation

If an alarm goes off or I have to evacuate, I must go up to the Fondation staff member nearest to me. This person will tell me what I must do.