Foundation Louis Vuitton to Open Museum near Paris

LVMH boss Bernard Arnault has recently announced that the 126,000 sq ft museum is due to open this October in the Jardin d'Acclimatation just outside of Paris. Foundation Louis Vuitton will comprise of 11 galleries housing the collection of contemporary 20th and 21st century arts belonging to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, with additional space for special commissioned exhibitions and events.

Jean-Paul Claverie, Arnault's advisor and manager of LVMH's philanthropic activities, said: "It will express the artistic, cultural and emotional values, as well as the art of living, promoted by Bernard Arnault and the LVMH group, but it is truly a charitable foundation, devoted to the public as a whole."

The development of the museum building, which was designed by famed Canadian architect Frank Gehry to resemble clouds drifting over Parisian treetops, is the focus of the first exhibition on display, which will be running until 5th January.

Set to be one of the most influential destinations to arrive in Paris in recent years, it is a must-see to add to your itinerary during your next trip to Paris.