Along with London, New York and Milan, Paris is often referred to as being the fashion capital of the world… and we here at Fuzzable couldn’t agree more.
Rich in it’s fashion history and its influence prevalent in collections and on catwalks all around the world, there is no other city quite like the French capital.
So below are our pick of THE 5 places every fashion fan MUST visit when in Paris…
Musée du Louvre
Known as being one of the most historic monuments in Paris, The Louvre (in French ‘Musée du Louvre’) is the world’s largest art museum and exhibits approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century, and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments:
- Egyptian Antiquities
- Near Eastern Antiquities
- Greek, Etruscan and Roman
- Islamic Art
- Decorative Arts
- Prints and Drawings
These collections feature works admired throughout the globe, including the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the Venus de Milo.
Housed in the Louvre Palace, this iconic museum should be placed at the top of your list of must see places to visit when in Paris.
Musée du Louvre Opening Hours:
Monday: 9am – 6pm
Wednesday: 9am – 9:45pm
Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Friday: 9am – 9:45pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 9am – 6pm
(Rooms begin closing at 5:30 p.m., and at 9:30 p.m. on night openings.)
Getting to the Musée du Louvre:
Metro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7) and Pyramides (line 14)
Bus: Lines 21, 24, 27, 39, 48, 68, 69, 72, 81, 95
Car: underground parking is available on Avenue du Général Lemonier and is open daily from 7 am to 11pm
For more information visit: https://www.louvre.fr/en
Fondation Louis Vuitton
The building of the Louis Vuitton Foundation is an art museum and cultural center, sponsored by the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH) and it’s subsidiaries.
Designed by the American architect Frank Gehry, the two-story structure host 11 galleries, a 350-seat auditorium and multilevel roof terraces.
Rooted in the history of artistic movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Foundation Louis Vuitton say their main aims are to promote ‘creation in the present’, astound visitors by offering multifaceted activities that ‘inform and move people’ and to surprise the public by exhibiting artists’ work in an innovative building, a model of emblematic architecture.
Bold, fresh and exciting and with it’s fresh, modern take on art and architecture, the Foundation Louis Vuitton is the Parisian definition of Instagrammers paradise.
Fondation Louis Vuitton (SUMMER) Opening Hours:
Monday: 12pm – 7pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 7pm
Thursday: 12pm – 7pm
Friday: 12pm – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
Getting to the Fondation Louis Vuitton:
Metro: Line 1 to Les Sablons
Bus: Line 244 to Fondation Louis Vuitton bus stop
By car: In front of the Fondation entrance, there is a one-minute drop-off area and two registered disabled parking spaces for people with reduced mobility.
Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles, whose origins date back to the seventeenth century, was successively a hunting lodge, a seat of power and, from the nineteenth century, a museum.
With the gardens and the Palaces of Trianon, the park of the Château de Versailles spreads over 800 hectares.
Decadent, opulent and luxurious the Palace of Versailles is a perfect way to spend the day in Paris.
For more information, opening times, public transport information visit the official Palace of Versailles practical information page here.
Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris exhibits the couturier’s body of work on the legendary premises of his former haute couture house, alternating between retrospective displays and temporary thematic exhibitions.
Any fan of fashion will be aware of Yves Saint Laurent’s work, and his impact on the world of haute couture, so to be able to visit the exact same building where some of the most iconic garments and accessories of all time were designed and conceived, is a really special experience.
Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris Opening Hours:
Tuesday: 11am – 6pm
Wednesday: 11am – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Getting to the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris:
Metro: M 9 (Alma-Marceau station, exit n° 2 Avenue du Président)
Bus: Lines 42, 63, 72, 80, 92 (Alma-Marceau stop)
Car: Parking Indigo: 10 avenue George V
The Centre Pompidou (also known as the Centre Georges Pompidou) is a complex building in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris.
The famous, one of a kind building was designed in the style of high-tech architecture by the architectural team of Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, along with Gianfranco Franchini.
Famous for hosting exhibitions and work by artists such as Jeff Koons, Yves Klein, Sophie Calle and Andy Warhol, the Centre Pompidou manages to showcase a mix of modern and vintage art perfectly.
Centre Pompidou Opening Hours:
Monday: 11am – 9pm
Wednesday: 11am – 9pm
Thursday: 11am – 9pm // 11am – 11pm (only exhibitions on level 6)
Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 9pm
Getting to Centre Pompidou:
Metro: Rambuteau (line 11), Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 and 11), Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14)
Bus: Lines 29, 38, 47, 75
Car: Centre Pompidou car park entrance at 31 Rue Beaubourg
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