Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain Member

261 boulevard Raspail - 75014 Paris

Montparnasse - Alésia - 14e Arrondissement


The Cartier foundation for contemporary art, which opened in 1994, is located on Boulevard Raspail in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. The stunning glass building designed by architect Jean Nouvel blurs the boundary between interior and exterior space. The foundation hosts major contemporary art exhibitions, both themed and specially commissioned, in a variety of media (photography, painting, video, fashion, live shows) as well as special events known as Soirées Nomades (Nomadic Nights). Round off your visit with a foray into the garden, a work of art in itself, created by artist Lothar Baumgarten.

Architectural style

  • Contemporain


  • Animaux naturalisés
  • Anthropologie
  • Aquarelles
  • Architecture
  • Art funéraire
  • Art monumental
  • Arts africains
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Arts de l'Islam
  • Arts et traditions populaires
  • Arts graphiques
  • Astronomie
  • Beaux-Arts
  • Bronzes
  • Céramique
  • Cinéma
  • Design
  • Dessins
  • Enseignes
  • Ethnographie

Epoque des collections

  • Modernisme (XXe)
  • Expressionisme (XXe)
  • Futurisme (XXe)
  • Surréalisme (XXe)
  • L'abstraction (XXe)
  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)


Garden created by Lothar Baumgarten.

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Bookshop
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Educational activities

Entertainment for school children and a chance to meet artists on certain Wednesdays. Activities for children, introduction to 20th century art. Service des publics : Tél. : +33 (0) 1 42 18 56 67 -

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€10.50 / €7 (students, under 25s, those holding a Senior card, museum 'Amis', job seekers).
The 'Amis de la Fondation Cartier' card gives you reductions for guided tours of temporary exhibitions at the Fondation Cartier as well as in museums, theatres, etc. For more information, call +33 (0)1 42 18 56 52.

Group tour

For more information, call +33 (0)1 42 18 56 67 -


ICOM cardholders and 'Amis'.

Free for young people and children

Under 13s. Unrestricted access for under 18s on Wednesdays.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex

Closing times


Opening times

Everyday except Monday, from 11am to 8pm. The Foundation is closed outside of exhibition periods.

Late opening

Open until 10pm on Tuesdays.

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • 25 December

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Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

261 boulevard Raspail
75014 Paris

  • Subway - Raspail
  • RER - Denfert-Rochereau
  • SNCF - Gare Montparnasse
  • Bus - 38, 68, 88, 91

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Street level entry. Lifts to access different floors.

Museum in the same district: Montparnasse - Alésia

Museum in the same arrondissement: 14th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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