Carrières de Lumières

Discover the unique and remarkable character of the place and reveal its minerals. The quarries were dug out over the years to extract the limestone.

The Carrières de Lumières offer now more than 7,000 m² of illuminations. Discover the work of the greatest artists projected in a magical setting.

5 March to 2 January 2022

Long programme: Cézanne, master of Provence

The Carrières de Lumières’ immersive digital exhibition presents Cézanne’s (1839-1906) masterpieces such as his still lifes of apples, the Card Players and the Large Bathers.

A self-taught painter who produced 900 canvasses and 400 watercolours, Cézanne represents portraits, still lifes, landscapes, historical scenes … and painted multiple versions of the same subjects, ceaselessly experimenting with the possibilities of the pictorial material.

Through a thematic, intimate and retrospective tour, this immersive exhibition reveals Cézanne’s inner torment, the strength of his constructions, his relationship with light and colour and his attachment to nature, which remains his great model, his obsessional reference.

Creation and staging: Cutback under the artistic direction of Gianfranco Iannuzzi.

Short programme: Wassily Kandinsky, the Abstract Odyssey 

The Carrières de Lumières present a ten-minute creation based on the works of the prolific and visionary artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). Painter-poet, art theoretician and founder of abstract art, Kandinsky transformed art history with his many compositions, now exhibited the world over.

Direction and staging: Cutback under the artistic direction of Virginie Martin. A Culturespaces Digital Production.

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Events 2021

Cézanne evenings: 13 and 14 May

At the time of these evenings, the visitors will be able to discover the new immersive exhibition around Cézanne, the master of Provence, tracing the different steps in the artist’s life, a veritable bridge between the ancients and the moderns. The visitors will benefit from the commentaries of a tour guide who will revisit the master’s works.

Kandinsky and music evenings: 27 and 28 July

This concert-conference associates the musical colours of the piano, violon and cello to “relate” the ties binding the Franco-German painter of Russian origin to music. Musical works by composers that he appreciated particularly – Mussorgsky, Scriabin, Debussy, Wagner, Schoenberg and Rachmaninoff – are interspersed with presentations mixing historical context, quotes from the artist and works that he designed himself for the stage in a spirit of “all-encompassing work”.

Mozart and the stars: 15 and 16 August

“Mozart and the stars” takes you on a journey to the frontiers of the universe. By means of projections of images of the cosmos, the astrophysicist Hubert Reeves and the musical Ensemble Calliopée combine astronomy and music. Together, music and cosmological narration bring us to reflect on the evolution of the universe, the “chance and necessity” that governs it. A show thought up by Hubert Reeves and Karine Lethiec, the Ensemble Calliopée’s artistic director.

“The complete” Carrières de Lumières evenings: 3, 4, 10, 11, 24, 25 August; 17, 18, 24, 25 September; 2, 21, 28 October, 28 December
At the time of these unique evenings, come and discover or relive the emotion of earlier exhibitions. An unusual selection borne by the great master-painters: Klimt and Vienna, a century of gold and colour (2014), Dali, the endless enigma (2020) and Japan dreamt, images of a floating world (2019).

Services and facilities

  • Disabled access

  • Pets not allowed

Fees

Adults: 14€ | Seniors (+65 years): 13€
Children (-7 years): free | Youth (7 to 25 years): 11€
Concessions (students, jobseekers, teachers): 11,50€
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 39,50€ (2nd child free)

 

Pass Baux-de-Provence
(2 sites: Carrières de Lumières + Château des Baux with Yves Brayer Museum offered).
Adults: 17,50€ / 19,50€* | Seniors (+65 years): 16€ / 18€*
Children (-7 years): free | Youth (7 to 25 years): 13,50€ / 15,50€*
Concessions (students, jobseekers, teachers): 13,50€ / 15,50€*
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 50€ / 58€*

*With events: 3 to 5 April, 10 April to 9 May, 13 to 16 May, 22 to 24 May, 6 July to 29 August, 23 to 31 October 2021.

Practical information

Route des Carrières
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

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Tourist Office

Maison du Roy, Rue Porte Mage,
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Tel +33 (0)4 90 54 34 39
tourisme@lesbauxdeprovence.com

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Closed 25 December and 1 January

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