Fondation Louis Vuitton
The Fondation Louis Vuitton, located in the Bois de Boulogne, is a project launched by the LVMH group and designed by Franck Gehry. Its aim is to encourage and promote art via permanent and temporary contemporary art exhibits.
8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75016 Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 69 96 00
The Grand Palais
The Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, commonly known as The Grand Palais (Great Palace), is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the foot of the Champs-Élysées. The 77,000 sq m (830,000 sq ft) site is often host to prestigious parties and exhibitions; on an annual basis Chanel hosts many of its fashion shows here, creating a unique and elaborate backdrop for its models and guests.
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Tel: +33 1 44 13 17 17
Jardin du Luxembourg
Located in the heart of the Quartier Latin (Latin Quarter) in the 6th arrondissement, just steps away from the Pantheon, the Jardin du Luxembourg is among Parisians' favourite public parks.
Situated in the centre of the garden, visitors can admire the beautiful classical architecture of the Palais du Luxembourg, home of the French Senate.
Tel: +33 1 42 34 23 62
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By Mr. Alexandre Tuduri - Sales Manager, The Peninsula Paris
Among the many passages and galleries in Paris, the passage Vivienne is one of the most iconic. Built in 1823 and situated just steps away from the Palais Royal, the gallery is very well-known for its beautiful floor mosaic and glass rooftop.
"Stepping into the passage Vivienne feels like you have gone back in time. The atmosphere is extraordinary. I highly recommend simply walking around and stopping in the Jousseaume bookstore to admire their collection of old books, or otherwise having a coffee to admire the fabulous architecture."
4 rue des Petits-Champs, 75002 Paris
By Ms.Isabelle Bouvier - Director of Sales & Marketing, The Peninsula Paris
The rue de Rome crosses the 8th and 17th arrondissements of Paris. It begins at the Boulevard Haussmann just behind the department store Le Printemps and continues to the Pont Cardinet station.
The street is particularly known for its many stringed instrument makers and music stores.
"I have played the piano for years now and rue de Rome is a true gem for those looking for original scores. I love to spend an afternoon browsing the windows of the music stores to admire the beautiful craftsmanship of the instrument makers, a musicians heaven!"