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Fondation Louis Vuitton

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The Jardin d’Acclimatation on the northern edge of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris is a world of timeless pleasures drawing in 1.5 million visitors a year. Inaugurated in 1860, the landscaped park was designed by Alphand and Barillet-Deschamps under the direction of Baron Haussmann, and contains 20 hectares of gardens: the oldest French amusement park, and a Zoo. Multitudes of thematic festivals, carnivals and workshops, and new features - an apiary, a new restaurant there, a period Japanese house - provide further exotic curiosities to keep people amused.
From October 27th, however, a new attraction of a different kind opens on its southern edge. From a distance, the new Louis Vuitton Fondation resembles an aviary or a gleaming contorted chrysalis, its internal body swathed by multiple glazed canopies, and poised as if in a state of expansion. Set on a newly created water...

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