Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris

(3.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain is a museum of contemporary art. It was founded in 1984 by the well-known jewel and watch manufacturer Cartier. In 1994, the museum moved to its current building, designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Add Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain and other attractions to your Paris trip itinerary using our Paris trip itinerary builder.
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  • the expo on animal magic is very nice to do with children. the walk in the garden is also. We can s install and drink a coffee or orange juice.
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  • One of the most beautiful architectural successes of Paris. A permanent and well-deserved success. But suddenly the sanitary facilities are inadequate and access to the locker room is to review. But hey, what a pleasure to return regularly to this masterpiece!
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  • Arrival is surprising: large picture window behind which lies a garden. Many people this rainy Saturday afternoon, but funny videos of birds in full courtship, in the basement, a crazy world, too much heat, I found these bird songs that was not, very mixed on the whole a bit long.
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  • The building is nice, and the current exhibition "The Great Animal Orchestra" is fantastic, in my opinion. However, the management is terrible. I paid to see an exhibition I was very interested in, only to find it treated as a playground for children. Kids were running around screaming in an exhibition designed to sit in silence and appreciate sounds of nature. Granted I made the mistake of coming on a Saturday, so I asked management if I could instead come back on a weekday at no extra charge. They firmly said no, and expressed no concern for the children. They should make an effort to at least have signs indicating silence is preferred, and ask parents to make an effort in silencing their children. It truly was painful, seeing such a beautiful piece of art ruined this way, and as a customer, I found it ridiculous they would not meet me in the middle and understand my dissatisfaction. Bravo to the artist, shame on the curator. If you do decide to check this exhibition out, which is worthwhile, go in the middle of the day on a weekday during school time.
  • Great gallery space, some wonderful exhibitions here. I saw Modern Congolese Art a year ago. Terrific. Nice cafe around the back, sit in the sun and enjoy an ice cream.
  • The building is pretty good. But exhibition about animal is only good for childrens.
  • The only reason why I'm not giving it a one star is because the last floor had some things worth seeing. The current exhibition, The Great Animal Orchestra, is basically a bunch of bird videos and noises. An utter waste of money. Maybe it is worth paying $5 a person, max. Disappointed I had to pay at all.
  • The architecture by Jean Nouvel - probably the most famous French architect alive - is awesome. The foundation hosts temporary exhibitions that are always of great quality. Don't miss the cute little garden behind the building.