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.

The Fantastic and Wonderful world of Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo
From 4th March to 7th January 2018

Out of their great triptychs, the subjects of Bosch fluctuate between fortune and wealth on the walls of Quarries; speak to us about the ephemeral nature of life, about pleasures and vanities of this world.
From this marvelous richness, results the fantastic opulence of the baroque and Arcimboldo, at the same time so familiar and so new. In echo, Brueghel’s allegorical paintings of, by their precision, their variations and their power call up to the contemplative wandering in the midst of the peasant then bourgeois life of the XVIth century.

Realisation → Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto et Massimiliano Siccard

Short show → Georges Méliès, the "cinémagicien" 

The short show takes you on a journey into a wonderful world inspired by Lewis Carroll’s novel: follow the White Rabbit down the tunnel and immerse yourself in a fantastical world.

Realisation → Cosmo AV

 

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.

 

All Carrières Show → The 24th, 25th and 26th July, the 7th,8th and 9th August, the 15th, 16th and 22nd, 23rd September.

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: Klimt and Vienna. A Century of Gold and Colour (2014), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, the giants of the Renaissance (2015), Chagall: Midsummer Nights’ Dreams (2016).

Access at 8.00 pm, beginning of the show 8.30 pm with interval. Reservation and rates on Internet.

 

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€ Low Season, 13€ High Season
Concessions (Students, Children aged 7 to 17, Jobseekers): 10€
Children under 7: free
Families (2 adults and 2 paying children): no charge for the 2nd child

 

Joint ticket
Pass Provence Carrières de Lumières + Castle: 16€ / 18€*
Pass Provence Concessions: 12,50€ / 14,50€*
The Pass Provence includes acces to the Yves Brayer Museum.

 

* 2€ supplement for events from 1st April to 31st August, weekends and public holidays, every day from 1st July to 31st August, weekends in September and All Saints holidays.

 

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