Carrières de Lumières: 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.

Van Gogh’s immense production, which evolved radically over the years, from The Potato Eaters (1885) to The Starry Night (1889) not to mention Sunflowers (1888) and Bedroom in Arles (1889), is projected on to Les Carrières’ gigantic stone.


The clouds, suns and portraits, with their singular style, come to life on walls more than 15 metres high, conjuring up the artist’s inner world, both excessive and chaotic, yet so poetic.


The Dutch artist’s expressive, powerful brushstrokes reveal works with daring colours and an unrivalled style emphasising a permanent dialogue between light and shade.


→ Directed by: Gianfranco Ianuzzi, Renato Gatto, Massimiliano Siccardi


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. 

→ Directed by: Danny Rose


Opening hours
10.00 am to 6.00 pm → March, November, December and January
9.30 am to 7.00 pm → April, May, June, September and October
9.30 am to 7.30 pm → July and August

Last entrance 1 hour before closure.


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€


Information → Carrières de Lumières
Tel +33 (0)4 90 49 20 03