Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
Conceived and designed by Jean Nouvel, located in a delightful leafy setting, this 1200m establishment looks forward to welcoming you to share a special moment devoted to contemporary creative output. With the underlying aim of encouraging eclecticism and openness, the Foundation welcomes almost 1,500 works created by 350 artists or great names from the creative world and from many different backgrounds, including David Lynch, Patti Smith, Raymond Depardon, Chéri Samba, or Takashi Murakami. From mathematics to music, not forgetting science and architecture, the variety of themes covered forms the very DNA of this foundation, which brings us ever more unexpected and unusual things to see and do.
Special shared moments
Organised each year, the temporary exhibitions further add to the richness of the collections and are regularly exported abroad. The event calendar also includes Soirées Nomades, (travelling evenings) in which performing artists visit the site for an evening of concerts, local dances or puppet shows.
And to further immerse yourself in the site’s unique décor, be sure to take a walk in the garden, an open-air work of art created by Lothar Baumgarten. A genuine ecosystem, it has more than 200 plant varieties and is home to many birds, butterflies and bees…
Wild art in the heart of Paris!
Access and contact
Metro Raspail station (lines 4 & 6) Denfert-Rochereau station (lines 4 & 6)
RER Denfert-Rochereau station (RER B)
Bus : 38, 68, 88, 91
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 8 pm. Closed on Monday. Night-time on tuesday untill 10pm.
Live waiting time
- 10.5 €
- Reduced price: 7 € Adult: from 10.50 €.
Group rate available for > 10 people.
Young visitors and families
Saturdays and Sundays at 11am: Family tours An entertaining tour of the exhibition accompanied by a cultural supervisor
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm: Creative workshops Original workshops led by artistic or scientific.
- Children's entertainment
- Temporary exhibition
- Entertainment evenings
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently