Guided tours

Institut Giacometti

5 rue Victor Schœlcher - 75014 Paris

Montparnasse - Alésia - 14e Arrondissement


The Institut Giacometti is the place of reference in Paris dedicated to the work of Alberto Giacometti. Located in the 14th arrondissement, the Institut Giacometti essentially presents to the public the collection of the Fondation Giacometti, universal legatee of the artist's wife Annette Giacometti. As such, it has the world's largest collection of works by Alberto Giacometti, including sculptures, drawings, paintings, photographs and objects by the artist.
Like Alberto Giacometti, who chose to live from his arrival in Paris in 1922 until his death in 1966 in the Montparnasse des Artistes, the Institut Giacometti welcomes the public in the heart of this historic district, at 5 rue Victor Schœlcher. At this address, in a classified former private mansion by the artist-decorator Paul Follot, the Art Deco and Art Nouveau decorations have been completely preserved, restored and refurbished. Since 2018, the Institut Giacometti has been inviting visitors to discover the artist's work in an atypical place, like a collector's house on a human scale.
The Institut Giacometti has a permanent display of the artist's studio, in which every element, furniture, painted walls, personal objects and works never before exhibited have been carefully preserved by Annette Giacometti. On the other hand and throughout the year, a programme of temporary exhibitions offers a new vision of Giacometti's work, bringing together literary or little-known themes, his friends artists and writers of his day, but also his contemporaries.
The Institut Giacometti is also a meeting place with its research programme in art history, the School of modernities and its series of online and in-person lectures. On site, a library enables researchers to consult, by appointment, the books - sometimes personal - of Alberto Giacometti. The Giacometti LAB offers educational workshops for the young and older, as well as courses in drawing and art history.
Clients Leisure groups, Target individuals, School groups, Business groups
Description of business groups
The venue’s 450 m² surface area is divided as follows:
-The exhibition rooms for private visits outside opening hours (350m² with a capacity of 40 people for visits)
-The reception rooms on the first floor for seated or standing events in an intimate setting (40m² with a capacity of 40 people standing or 20 seated)
-The Giacometti LAB, a modular and connected educational space, for conferences, workshops or team seminars (60m² for a capacity of 80 people standing and 50 seated)
Presentations of unpublished or archival drawings, visits to the exhibition by the curator, and tailor-made workshops can be designed and set up on request by the Institute's team.

Description of school groups
In order to better understand Giacometti's work, visits and workshops are offered to schools. The Institut Giacometti aims to introduce the widest possible audience to the originality and richness of Giacometti's artistic work ( graphic, pictorial, sculptural, literary). But it also aims to place the artist's work in its topographical context (the Montparnasse district, a district of artists' studios par excellence), in its period (his relations with other artists, writers, poets, etc.) and more generally within the history of art.
The outreach offer includes dialogue visits in front of the reconstitution of the artist's studio and then within the temporary exhibition, or workshop visits consisting of a visit to the exhibition and a period of creativity in the workshop.
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Type of visit

  • Exhibitions
  • Museums, monuments
  • Themed itineraries
  • Tailor-made

Theme of visit

  • Architecture, town planning
  • Exclusive visit

Mode of transport

  • On foot

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Institut Giacometti

5 rue Victor Schœlcher
75014 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 87 89 76 77

  • Subway - Raspail
  • RER - Denfert-Rochereau
  • SNCF - Gare Montparnasse
  • Bus - 38, 59, 64, 68, 88

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Accessibility information

Motor disability:
- For walking tours, at least one circuit adapted for wheelchair users (without steps).
Visual impairment:
- Staff who are aware of/trained to welcome and accompany people with visual disabilities.
Mental disability:
- Staff who are aware of/trained to welcome and accompany people with mental disabilities.

Type of visit: Guided tours