Paris' Newest Must-See Museum: Fondation Louis Vuitton

Famous architect Frank Gehry has created funky, imaginative buildings all over the world, like the playful Dancing House in Prague and the iconic Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. But did you know you can now see one of his newest works in Paris?

It’s the second mark he’s left on Paris, the first being the Cinémathèque Française at the edge of Parc de Bercy. And it’s quite an impressionable mark at that. If you thought that Paris was just about cream-colored Haussmannian buildings, you’re missing some of the city’s surprises.

This past winter Michael and I ventured out to the western reaches of Paris to check out the Fondation Louis Vuitton that had recently opened its doors in October 2014. It’s located in the Bois de Boulogne, just next to the Jardin d'Acclimatation.

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Discovering the 11th arrondissement

Bon lundi!

I've been enjoying walking around the residential neighborhoods of the 11th arrondissement over on the east side of Paris. There aren't any big tourist attractions to see, so it feels distinctly local and relatively untrodden by the millions of visitors that come to France's capital each year. Here are two pictures from a September walk one Wednesday after a stop at Marché Charonne in the 11th. It may not be well traveled but still has some beautiful architecture and little gems to discover! 

Église Saint-Ambroise in the 11th arrondissement of Paris 

This building for Maison Boutet is from 1926