Bourse de commerce and its Pinault Collection

The Bourse de commerce (Commodities Exchange) is a building in the 1st arrondissement of Paris (France), originally used as a place to negotiate the trade of grain and other commodities, and used to provide services to businesses by the Paris Chamber of Commerce during the latter part of the 20th century.

It has its origins in a circular wheat exchange built in 1763–67, with an open-air interior court that was later capped by a wooden dome replaced in 1811 with a copper one (supported by an iron skeletal structure). In a major reconstruction in 1888–89 much of the structure was replaced, although the layout remained the same and the dome was retained albeit adding glass and a mounted canvas.

Since 2021, the building has been the Parisian exhibition site of the Pinault Collection. The dome of the building is listed as a historical monument.

In 2016, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, offered François Pinault a 50-year lease on the Bourse de Commerce for a lump sum of €15 million, plus yearly fees. Shortly after, the Paris City Council approved the project to transform the building into an exhibition space for contemporary art, including pieces from Pinnault’s private collection of more than 3,500 works valued at around €1.25 billion.

In 2017, Pinault publicly presented plans by architect Tadao Ando for placing a 30-foot-high concrete cylinder inside the building to be the Bourse’s main exhibition gallery, at construction costs of $170 million.

Pinault Collection is the legal entity holding the artistic and cultural assets of the French businessman François Pinault. It manages the art collection of the Pinault family, its exhibition sites, institutional and cultural partnerships, art loans, and artist-in-residence programs.

Address: 2 Rue de Viarmes, 75001 Paris, France.


Monday 11 AM–7 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11 AM–7 PM
Thursday 11 AM–7 PM
Friday 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday 11 AM–7 PM
Sunday 11 AM–7 PM

Phone: +33 1 55 04 60 60

Architects: Tadao Ando, Pierre-Antoine Gatier, Thibault Marca, François-Joseph Bélanger, Lucie Niney, Henri Blondel.

Opened: 1767

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