Paris is well known for its rich history and iconic architecture, but there is much more to the city than this. The French capital is continually changing and aside from its long-standing tourist favourites, it boasts an array of brand new and revamped delights for visitors to explore.
If you’re planning a Paris break, there’s a whole load of attractions to keep you entertained.
1) The Pathe Foundation Installation
You won’t want to miss the Pathe Foundation Installation. The headquarters of the Foundation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé in the 13th arrondissement has an amazing modern feel. With both a working cinema and a museum, it is the fascinating home of the Pathé Foundation. Spread over five stories, this feat of modern architecture, which was designed by Renzo Piano, has been likened to a slug because of its unusual, curved shape. An external skin of translucent glass covers the structure, giving it an ultra-modern appearance. Celebrating the history of cinema, it stages a range of events and even showcases live piano music as a backdrop to silent black and white films.2) Philharmonie de Paris
2) Philharmonie de Paris
A rejuvenated attraction in the city is the Philharmonie de Paris. This cultural complex has undergone major changes recently and at its core you will now find a symphonic concert hall complete with 2,400 seats. It also houses rehearsal rooms, educational areas and temporary exhibition spaces. Designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel, this metal-encased space offers world-class acoustics and it plays host to classical and contemporary musicians.
3) Musée Bourdelle
Following alot of renovation, the Musée Bourdelle is looking better than ever. This art museum preserves the studio of the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, who was a pupil of Rodin. In addition to its sculpture gardens, you can now access the painter’s restored studio. Located in what used to be part of the artist’s apartment, it offers a compelling insight into his world.
4) Musée de l’Homme
You won’t want to leave the Musée de l’Homme off your sightseeing itinerary either. The museum has undergone a huge transformation. As well as its exhibitions of human development, science and anthropology, it features boutiques, a Zen garden and eateries including a café with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
5) Fondation Louis Vuitton
Last but by no means least on this list, make sure you take a trip to the Fondation Louis Vuitton. This contemporary art gallery is set to enjoy its first complete season this year and it is home to an array of impressive exhibits. The building itself is a marvel. Its elegant 12-sail design is crafted from 3,600 glass panels. While there, be sure to ascend to the Terrasse Haute to enjoy incredible views over the city.
Of course, this is merely a handful of Paris’ new attractions. There are many others for you to explore too.
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