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.

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

4 March 2022 to 2 January 2023

Venice, la Sérénissima

Long programme

The immersive exhibition takes visitors on a journey of discovery of the artistic and architectural treasures of the city of Venice.

As they explore the Grand Canal and the canals, lanes, squares, buildings, and churches the visitors are taken on a journey through Venetian interiors and exteriors – both holy and secular – in search of the visible symbols of the city’s extraordinary history.

For around forty minutes, the visitors will be immersed in Byzantine art and the impressive golden mosaics of Saint Mark’s Basilica, the masterpieces of Tintoretto, Bellini, and Canaletto, and the famous Mostra del Cinema, with photos of the actresses and actors of Italian neorealist films.

Production: Culturespaces Digital, an artistic experience created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi.

Duration: 35min.

Yves Klein, infinite blue

Short programme

A native of Nice, Yves Klein loved the Mediterranean sky and was inspired by it to create his first work. In Yves Klein’s work, colour took on a spiritual and metaphysical dimension.

This tenminute-long work immerses visitors in the artist’s works, going beyond the famous International Klein Blue (IKB), a combination of ultramarine pigment and special binder.

Amongst other works, visitors will discover the body prints with his Anthropometries, and nature with his Cosmogonies and his Planetary Reliefs.

Production: Culturespaces Digital, an artistic experience created: Cutback

Duration: 10min.

Duration of the complete programme Venic – Yves Klein: 45 min.

Special evenings

  • “The complete” Carrières des Lumières evenings
    20, 27 July – 3, 10, 17, 24 August – 10, 17, 24 September – 26, 27 October – 2, 3 November – 28 December 2022

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: Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo, from the fantastic to the wonderful (2017), Gaudi, Architect of the imaginary (2020) and Cézanne, master of Provence (2021).

Prices: Retrospective: 25€ (online booking recommended, on site according to availability), Retrospective + Dinner: 44€

  • Cosmos Destination, the ultimate challenge
    3, 17, 24 June – 8, 15, 29 July – 5, 12, 19, 26 August- 9, 16, 23, 30 September – 1, 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 October – 4, 11, 18, 25 November – 2, 9, 16, 30 December

Cosmos Destination, the ultimate challenge plunges you into a maze of stars, planets, nebulae and supernovae. Immersed in images and music, you are taken on an unprecedented space adventure with stunning images from CNES, ESA and NASA.

Price: 12€, under 7 years free

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Services and facilities

  • Disabled access

  • Pets not allowed


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 des Lumières + Château des Baux).
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€*

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

*With events at the Château des Baux.

Practical information

Route des Carrières
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

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13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
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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