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:


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.

Van Gogh, the starry night
1 March to 5 January
The visitor travels along this themed journey through the various stages of the life of Van Gogh, of his stays in Arles, Paris and Saint-Rémy, right to the heart of his works, from his earliest days through to maturity, with his sunny landscapes and night scenes, his portraits and still lifes. More information on this LINK.
Realisation → Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccard

Short show → Japan dreamt, images of a floating world
Les Carrières de Lumières spring to life around the variations on a number of themes found in Japanese prints. The finesse of the drawing, the subtlety of the colouring and the purity of style carry the spectator away to a fascinating world that very strongly influenced the impressionist movement. 
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.

 

The van Gogh evenings → 30, 31 May and 24, 25 July 2019, at 8.30 pm
In the enchanting surroundings of Les Carrières, discover the immersive van Gogh exhibition, the Starry Night and benefit from the exclusive analysis of a lecturer.
Access at 8.00 pm beginning of the show 8.30 pm with interval. Reservation and rates on Internet → www.carrieres-lumieres.com

 

Les Carrières de Lumières in full → 7 and 8, 14 and 15 August; 13 and 14, 20 and 21, 27 and 28 September, at 8.30 pm
At the time of these unique evenings, come and discover or relive the emotion of past exhibitions. An original selection carried along by the three great masters of colour: Picasso and the Spanish masters, Chagall a midsummer night’s dream, and Klimt a century of gold and colour.
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: 13€
Seniors (+ de 65 years): 12€
Children (7 to 17 years), youth (18 to 25 years): 11€
Reduced (students + 25 years, job seekers, teachers): 11€ 
Children (- 7 years): free 
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 37€

 

Pass Baux-de-Provence (Carrières de Lumières + Château des Baux + Museum Yves Brayer)

Adults: 16,50€ / 18,50€*
Seniors (+65 years): 15€ / 17€
Children (-7 years): free
Children (7 to 17 years), youth
(18 to 25 years): 13€ / 15€*
Concessions (students +25 years, jobseekers, teachers): 13€ / 15€*
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 48€ / 56€*

*With events from 6 avril to 5 May and from 1 July to 31 August, on weekends from 30 May to 2 June and from 8 to 10 June, autumn from 27 October to 3 November.

 

Information → Carrières de Lumières
Tel +33 (0)4 90 49 20 02
www.carrieres-lumieres.com
message@carrieres-lumieres.com