From school to university
True to its public service role, the Fondation extends a particularly warm welcome to school groups, offering specific time slots outside of general opening times for your convenience and comfort.
The visitor guidance teams give tours aimed at children and themed around architecture, the collection and exhibitions. They work with teachers to make their visit a truly rewarding cultural and educational experience.
For all levels: A choice of two themes
- Architectural walking tour :
Accompanied by a Fondation guide, your class sets off to explore the building, the story of its construction and its relationship with the site, and the commissions executed in situ linked to the architecture. In the form of a leisurely stroll from gallery to gallery, taking in viewpoints and panoramas, the itinerary offers insights into the Fondation's ingenious and complex creative process. Although focused on the architectural project and the way it fits into the Jardin d’Acclimatation, the tour also presents a selection of the works of art on display to give visitors an insight into the Fondation's programmes.
Length: 90-minutes Tour.
- Art Discovery:
The Fondation boasts an exceptional collection of modern and contemporary works of art, which are regularly displayed between exhibitions.
The guides introduce visitors to the collection and a selection of works reflecting the key principles underpinning the collection. While chronology is important, the guides offer a different point of view, highlighting the artists' sensibilities and giving an overview of modern and contemporary art history.
Length: 90 minutes
22 October 2016 – 20 January 2017: Icons of modern art. The Shchukin Collection
When booking, please do not hesitate to tell us about any specific requirements and wishes you may have. The reception staff and guides will do their best to cater to them and make your visit special.
For nursery and primary school-age children: Storytelling tour
In the company of a guide, children are invited to follow an educational walking tour punctuated by game stops where they can learn about a work of art, an architectural detail, a material, and so on. Featuring group-participation nursery rhymes, poems and fables and using hands-on games and word play, these living stories bring art and architecture to life for our youngest visitors.
Length: 1-hour storytelling tour.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday mornings. 60 euros
For nursery and primary school-age children
Children aged 6 to 10: "Eyes on architecture"
During a visual and sensory exploration of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, classes are invited to get a feel for its architecture by creating a three-dimensional work of art. Balance, space, forces and tension are just some of the themes addressed in an active way both in the tour and the workshop. Children enjoy an introduction to Frank Gehry's work, his research and his formal vocabulary.
Length: 150-minutes workshop.
January to June 2016
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday mornings.
Times and prices :
School and educational tours run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
- school and educational tours: 60 euros
- student groups: 120 euros
Workshop (children aged 6 to 10 only): 180 euros
Pricing conditions : click here
Booking request :
- Please fill in the following booking form, and we will reply as soon as possible. Please tell us about any specific wishes and requirements your group may have. To access the form, click here.
- You can contact our customer relations department at + 33 (0)1 40 69 96 00
If you need any further information, you can contact the customer relations department at + 33 (0)1 40 69 96 00 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to get to the Fondation :
To go to the useful information page, click here
To go to the access map, click here
Find out more about :
The Fondation, the project, and its construction, click here
The Collection, click here
Exhibitions, click here
With the Fondation Louis Vuitton app
The "Fondation Louis Vuitton" app enables you to access services and information in real time, as well as benefit from exclusive content designed to guide and enhance your visit as you explore.
With the Apprentice Architect app
“Apprentice Architect” is a fun and enjoyable app that encourages kids to actively explore the new Frank Gehry building on their own.
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 three-dimensional,
- 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
The resource centre
For more information on the resource centre, click here