Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris

The Cartier Foundation is a museum of contemporary art.

The Cartier Foundation is a museum of contemporary art. It was founded in 1984 by the well known jewel and watch manufacturer Cartier. In 1994 it moved to the new building erected on plans of the architect Jean Nouvel.
















About Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain

 261 Boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris, France

 +33 1 42 18 56 50


Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain and Nearby Sights on Map

Lion of Belfort

This is a bronze replica in smaller scale of a monument created by Bartholdi, the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty in New York, in order to commemorate Denfert-Rochereau, who defended the city of Paris in the 1870/71 war

Cimetière de Montparnasse

The burial place of existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, feminist Simone de Beauvoir (both of whom lived nearby), musician Serge Gainsbourg, artist Man Ray, the poets Charles Baudelaire, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Sainte-Beuve and Marguerite Duras, the founders of the Theatre of the Absurd Samuel Becket and Eugene Ionesco, the sculptors Constantin Brancusi and Ossip Zadkine, the composers Camille de Saint-Saens and César Franck, the actresses Maria Montez and Jean Seberg, the French officer Alfred Dreyfus, the founder of the Larousse encyclopedia Pierre Larousse, the constructor André Citroen and many others

Fondation Henri-Cartier-Bresson

Left Bank

The Left Bank is the area to the south of the Seine River, comprising the arrondissements of Panthéon, Luxembourg, Palais-Bourbon, Gobelins, and Vaugirard

Luxembourg Gardens

The Jardin du Luxembourg is a formal French garden with lush lawns, tree-lined promenades, terraces, chestnut groves, and ponds over an area of 23 hectares

Tour Montparnasse

If the queues at the Eiffel Tower are too much for you, then the Montparnasse Tower is just the place you are looking for

Palais du Luxembourg

A richly decorated palace built for Marie de Medici in the early 17th century, currently the French Senate

Jardin Yitzhak Rabin

Nestled in the centre of the Parc Bercy is a lovely, and truly peaceful, garden with several waterworks and other high-quality landscape-art pieces


The oldest church in Paris, founded in the year 542 by King Childebert

Boulevard St. Germain