Carrières des 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.

Masterpieces are projected onto the huge walls, pillars and floors of the quarry. They transport you to colourful worlds with music. Over a hundred video projectors project images onto more than 7,000 m² of floor space.

Each year, Carrières des Lumières offers you an extraordinary experience by immersing you in the work of great figures in modern and contemporary painting.

A unique place, a magical atmosphere and a wealth of masterpieces!

From 19 April to 5 January 2025

Long programme
The Egypt of the Pharaohs, from Cheops to Ramses II

Step back in time and rediscover the Egypt of the pharaohs through the masterpieces of this mythical civilisation that spanned three millennia.

From the genesis of ancient Egypt to the mythical battles that punctuated the lives of the great rulers, visitors are invited to travel up the Nile to discover the wealth, genius and wisdom of a civilisation that still fascinates us today.

In the light of this immersive exhibition, the Pharaohs become giants and their tombs are erected before our very eyes, for a fabulous journey.

Production: Culturespaces Studio ® / Artistic Direction: Virginie Martin / Design and production: Cutback / Music supervision and mixing: Start Rec

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Short programme
The Orientalists, Ingres, Delacroix, Gérôme…

In the 19th century, the gates of the Orient opened for Western painters drawn by the mysteries of faraway lands. Dazzled by the light of the Deep South, revealing the relief of arid landscapes and the colours of spectacularly patterned architecture, the Orientalists Delacroix, Gérôme, Ingres and other major names in European expression were captivated by these discoveries.

The Carrières des Lumières invite visitors on a pictorial expedition to the exotic and bewitching new world of the Orient these artists dreamt of.

Immerse yourself in their travel diaries!

Production: Culturespaces Studio ® / Artistic Direction: Virginie Martin / Design and production: Cutback / Music supervision and mixing: Start Rec

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Opening hours

January, November, December: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm*
Februar, March: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm*
April, May, June, September, October: 9.30 am to 7.00 pm*
July and August: 9.00 am to 7.30 pm*

*Last entrance 1 hour before closure

Services and facilities

  • Disabled access

  • Pets not allowed


Adults: 15,50€ | Seniors (+65 years): 14,50€

Children (-7 years): free | Children (7 to 17 years): 12€
Concessions (students 18 to 25 years, jobseekers): 13€
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 42€ (2nd child free)

Groups (+ 20 persons): 13€
Schools (+ 20 persons): 8€


Pass Baux-de-Provence
(2 sites: Carrières des Lumières + Château des Baux).
Adults: 19€ / 20,50€*  | Seniors (+65 years): 17€ / 18,50€*
Children (-7 years): free | Children (7 to 17 years): 14€ / 15,50€*
Concessions (students 18 to 25  years, jobseekers): 14€ / 15/50€*
Family (2 adults and 2 children): 53€ / 60€*

Half price at the Yves Brayer Museum on presentation of the ticket Pass Baux-de-Provence.

*With events on the Château des Baux ( July and August)

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
Tél. +33 (0)4 90 54 34 39

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Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Weekends & public holidays: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Closure: 25 December and 1 January