Paris to get fresh makeover starting 2014
by FFE EU News Staff
Critics have said ‘Paris is stuck in the past.’ But with more than 10 new projects slated this year, Paris may very well bounce back in the spotlight. From museums to parks, here are things to look out for this year and beyond in the City of Light:
Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation: Bois de Bologne in the 16th arrondissment will have a new resident this September–October. This glass-designed building will be home to LVMH chief Bernard Arnault’s contemporary art collection.
Paris Zoo. The newly-revamped Vincennes Zoo will once again regale animal lovers in April.
Les Halles. The draping canopy that will blend in retail shops and 3,870 square metres of playground and lawn will be ready by the end of the year.
The former slaughterhouse-turned-cultural centre with two contemporary concert halls and a new programme will be ready to house new talent and larger audiences.
Picasso Museum: The famous Picasso art museum re-opens its doors this June. It features 34 new exhibition spaces at the larger Hotel Salé in Marais district.
Paris Philharmonic: Set to open in January 2015, the futuristic building in Parc de la Villette will soon feature jazz bands, world musicians and the city’s own Paris Orchestra.
Arena 92 Rugby Stadium: Sports fans may have to cheer longer as the stadium slated to open in 2014 is pushed to 2016. But the stadium in the western suburb promises to hold an astounding 32,000 fans in two years’ time.