La Roche House and Le Corbusier’s apartment are open all year round to visitors. The Foundation ensures the conservation of the buildings that have been bequeathed to it; organizes exhibitions in the Maison La Roche; opens its documentation centre to amateurs and specialists : research grants for young researchers, residencies in Le Corbusier’s apartment, organization of meetings and seminars, scientific publications...
After ve years of renovation works, the Café de l’Homme, almost simultaneously with the Musée de l’Homme, re-opens in the Palais de Chaillot. In this 500 sqm space with its view over the Eiffel Tower, the visitor discovers the new decor by Gilles&Boissier who opted for a choice of precious materials and completely made-to-measure furnishings to evoke Man and his evolution. This contemporary and elegant brasserie is anchored in an architectural, cultural and culinary heritage. It proffers new experiences thanks to the gastronomic menu proposed by Frédéric Vardon, master chef of 39V. The café will receive Chefs in residence from the ve continents for the duration of a season.
The Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine, designed by the architect J-F Bodin is, with its 23,000 sqm, the biggest centre of architecture in the world. The museum presents life-size mouldings from a selection of major roman and gothic French monuments and an overview of modern and contemporary architecture. The City also stages on temporary exhibitions on the theme of cultural heritage, architectural design and questions related to urbanism. A new restaurant opened in 2018 : Girafe.
For his boutique in the 16th district, Frédéric Malle chose the architect Patrick Naggar who opted for a style that is functional in the spirit of Mies Van der Rohe. The ceiling height is appropriate to the surrounds, the walls are in brushed oak, an enclosed beam in polished aluminium is posed in the centre while the ‘smelling machine’ along the wall allows you to test up to 18 pre-selected perfumes.
The bookseller Walther König and the publisher Cahiers d’Art join in the new bookshop with a space of 450sqm within the Palais de Tokyo proposing mainly books on architecture, design, fashion, visual arts and cinema but also gifts and products connected to the exhibitions of the Palais de Tokyo.