Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain

  • Museum
  • Fine Arts
  • Modern/contemporary art

The Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain has been based in Paris since 1994 in the building designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, all in transparency and reflections.

both creative space for artists and meeting place between art and the general public, the Cartier Foundation aims to encourage contemporary creation and to disseminate knowledge. Each year, the Cartier Foundation organises thematic or personal exhibitions and then passes control to the artists, enriching an important collection.

On the mezzanine floor of the Fondation Cartier, a bookshop offers a wide selection of art books.

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 8 pm. Closed on Monday. Night-time on tuesday untill 10pm

Closing time begins at 7:45pm (9:45pm on tuesdays).


Group adults: 8 to 12 € (Seniors : €8
Adult : €12)
Group children: 4 € (Schools
Free for accompanying adults).

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Groups welcome from Tuesday to Friday, from 11am to 6pm (minimum 10 people).

Architectural tours of the building - one Saturday a month at 11am and 5pm (from 10 to 20 people)
Length of visit: 1 hour
Full price: 12 euros/person
School children: 5 euros/person
Senior citizens: 8 euros/person.

Reduced price: 7 €
Adult: from 11 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Young visitors and families

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am:
Family tours An entertaining tour of the exhibition accompanied by a cultural supervisor

Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm:
Creative workshops
Original workshops led by artistic or scientific.


Types of customers

  • Children
  • Groups
  • Home school groups
  • Specially for children


  • Minimum number of people : 10


Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request

Services and facilities


  • Shop


  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Concert
  • Entertainment evenings
  • Shows
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Theatre


Spoken languages

  • French


Raspail station (lines 4 & 6)
Denfert-Rochereau station (lines 4 & 6)

Denfert-Rochereau station (RER B)

Bus : 38, 68, 88, 91

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Contact information

Your contacts

Media and public relations manager

  • Ms/Mrs Laurène BLOTTIERE Communication/marketing
  • +33 (0)1 42 18 56 69
  • [email protected]


  • Service réservation
  • For groups, booking required