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.

19 May 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

Looking for Mozart: 15 July

Pascal Amoyel has conducted a thrilling investigation and decoded the absolute masterpiece of the piano, the 32 Sonatas, a veritable diary of a life.
Served by an internationally renowned pianist, awarded a Victoire de la Musique, this show reveals the secret face of the man. Rates to come.

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. Rates to come.

“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). Rates to come.

Services and facilities

  • Disabled access

  • Pets not allowed

Fees

Adults: 14,50€ | Seniors (+65 years): 13,50€
Children (-7 years): free | Youth (7 to 25 years): 12€
Concessions (students, jobseekers, teachers): 12€
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: 18€ / 20€* | Seniors (+65 years): 16,50€ / 18,50€*
Children (-7 years): free | Youth (7 to 25 years): 14€ / 16€*
Concessions (students, jobseekers, teachers): 14€ / 16€*
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 51,50€ / 59,50€*

*With events: 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

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Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Closed: 25 December and 1 January

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