Culture, Heritage & Creativity

Creativity is at the heart of Kering’s values. The Group thus contributes to the promotion of the arts, heritage and culture through a variety of projects. These include the opening of its head offices to the public during European Heritage Days and the exhibitions of contemporary artwork that are presented for the occasion.

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40, rue de Sèvres

In 2016, following extensive renovation work, Kering moved its head offices to 40, rue de Sèvres, well known to Parisians as the home of Laennec Hospital until 2000. The site’s exceptional architecture and rich history led the Group to undertake the ambitious project that endowed this treasured jewel with a new vocation.



“40, rue de Sèvres is a reflection of our identity and values as a luxury group, a Group in motion that embodies an audacious form of Luxury, free to make its own choices.”

François-Henri Pinault
Kering CEO
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Toiles from Balenciaga by night

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European Heritage Days: an exceptional encounter with history, art and creativity


For the 36th European Heritage Days, Kering opened its doors to the public for the fourth time. Discover the hidden gardens of the former Hôpital Laennec and take time to enjoy two unprecedented exhibitions: artworks from the Pinault Collection and creations from the Balenciaga archives. 


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