The Fantastic and Wonderful world of Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo

From 4th March to 7th January 2018, Carrières de Lumières

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.

Finally, as a fantastic and wonderful synthesis, in a continuous crescendo, the most famous work of Bosch, the “Garden of the Delights”, brings the visitor out of time. Between modernity and audacity, it transports the public in the sensations and the visions of a surreal and transcendent world.

Realisation → Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto et Massimiliano Siccardi

The short film  → Georges Méliès, the "cinémagicien"

The short film pays tribute to Georges Méliès, film-maker and genius inventor of the beginning of the XXth century. The visitor is pulled in a mischievous, magical and extravagant journey: of the odds and ends of the inventor’s workshop to the abysses, to the poles, even in hell, passing by the landing on his famous moon. Mixture of emotion, films, old fashioned movies with tricks and wonderful visions, the show is a tribute to the child's soul of the man who called himself the "cinémagicien".

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 → 24th, 25th and 26th July, 7th, 8th and 9th August, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd September 2017

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
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