16 Carrières de Lumières

In the heart of Alpilles, the monumental "Carrières de Lumières" host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique in the world. Culturespaces is organising an innovative and ambitious project with 4 key aspects :
    A new programme of cultural events on the theme of the History of Art in the Carrières rooms and galleries : audio visual shows, live shows, concerts, lectures, and more. The ‘Carrières de Lumières' aims to become a cultural hub for multiple events, and will be offering one big new show every year profiling the greatest names in the History of Art.
A new event in which the Carrières quarries are gradually lit up to highlight the unique nature of the site between each show, allowing to admire their mineral beauty.
    New high-performance technological equipment for this outstanding audio visual show. Each area of the Carrières invites visitors on an extraordinary audio visual journey made possible by cutting-edge technological equipment and methods developed by Culturespaces and its multimedia partners: 70 video projectors, 3D audio adapted to the specific characteristics of the site, etc.
    More surfaces used in the show to give it more breadth and extend this artistic journey.
Spectators are totally immersed in the image projected onto all the surfaces of the rock. We are now using twice the number of video projectors in order to cover twice the wall area. The ground is completely covered, too, and becomes a vast carpet of images.
Programs :
2012 : Gauguin - Van Gogh, Painters of Color
2013 : Painters of the Mediterranean
Admission fees 2013 :
Adults : 9,50€
Concessions (Students, Children aged 7 to 17, Jobseekers, groups) : 7,50€
Pass Provence Carrières de Lumières + Château des Baux : 14,50€/16€*
Pass Provence Réduit Pass : 11€/12.50€*
Pass Balade aux Baux Carrières de Lumières + Château des Baux + Musée Brayer : 18€
Children under 7: free 
Families: Free entry for the 2nd child in the same family
 
*1€ supplement for events from 6 April to 29 September 2013, weekends and public holidays, Easter holidays and summer holidays.
Information and bookings : Carrières de Lumières
Tel +33 (0)4 90 54 47 37 - Fax +33 (0)4 90 54 55 00

In the heart of Alpilles, the monumental Carrières de Lumières host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique in the world. Culturespaces is organising an innovative and ambitious project with 4 key aspects:


New high-performance technological equipment for this outstanding audio visual show. Each area of the Carrières invites visitors on an extraordinary audio visual journey made possible by cutting-edge technological equipment and methods developed by Culturespaces and its multimedia partners: 70 video projectors, 3D audio adapted to the specific characteristics of the site, etc.
 

More surfaces used in the show to give it more breadth and extend this artistic journey.
Spectators are totally immersed in the image projected onto all the surfaces of the rock. We are now using twice the number of video projectors in order to cover twice the wall area. The ground is completely covered, too, and becomes a vast carpet of images.

Picasso & the Spanish masters
From 2 March to 6 January 2019
This year the show of Carrières de Lumières redraws a century of Spanish painting wth the show Picasso & the Spanish mastersFrom the court of Spain to the rural scenes of Goya, we will travel through the charming gardens of Rusiñol, admire the portraits of Zuloaga and scenes by the sea of the bright SorollaThe Andalusian rhythms will plunge us into the abundant pictorial universe of Picasso.
Realisation → Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccard

 

Short show → Flower Power - Pop Culture
The Carrières de Lumières are transformed into an imaginary city where the spectators are invited to stroll and follow the steps of the generation of the end of the 60s. At the rhythm of the Beatles, the Stones, of Hendrix and other icons of the pop, you will dive into the psychedelic atmosphere of the “Pop art”
Realisation → Studio Danny Rose

 

A dedicated area is used for showings of extracts from Jean Cocteau’s film, “The Testament of Orpheus”, which was filmed in the depths of the quarry in 1959.

 

Picasso evenings → 10, 11 and 12 May at 8.30 pm
Re discover Picasso on Spanish time! A varied night program at the Carrières de Lumières with the broadcast of the Picasso and the Spanish Masters show: Conferencesfilmsconcerts, games of light and dinner on site.
Access at 8.00 pm beginning of the show 8.30 pm with interval. Reservation and rates on Internet → www.carrieres-lumieres.com

 

All Carrières Show → 23, 24 and 25 July, the 6, 7 and 8 August, the 14, 15 and 21, 22 September at 8.30 pm
During these exceptional evenings, come to discover or relive the emotion of the shows of the last seasons. Attend into night the projection of the shows: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, the giants of the Renaissance (2015)Chagall: Midsummer Nights’ Dreams (2016)The Fantastic and Wonderful world of Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo (2017).
Access at 8.00 pm, beginning of the show 8.30 pm with interval. Reservation and rates on Internet: → www.carrieres-lumieres.com

 

No pets admitted

 

Opening hours
January, March, November, December: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm (last entrance at 5.00 pm)
April, May, June, September, October: 9.30 am to 7.00 pm (last entrance at 6.00 pm)
July and August: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm (last entrance at 6.30 pm)

 

Admission fees
Adults: 12,50€ Low Season, 13€ High Season
Concessions (Students, Children aged 7 to 17, Jobseekers): 10,50€
Children under 7: free
Families (2 adults and 2 paying children): 40€

 

Information → Carrières de Lumières
Tel +33 (0)4 90 54 47 37
Fax +33 (0)4 90 54 55 00
www.carrieres-lumieres.com
message@carrieres-lumieres.com
Reservation for groups only → groupes@carrieres-lumieres.com