Yves Brayer Museum – Hotel de Porcelet

Since 1991 the mansion houses Yves Brayer Museum. An outstanding collection of exceptional quality and rarity of one hundred or more works covering almost sixty years of the artist’s career is exhibited here.

The museum exhibit an important retrospective of the works of Yves Brayer. Born in 1907, he was one of the most celebrated contemporary French painters of the 20th century. Although he was faithful to the figurative tradition, his ample métier was enriched by his personal vision.

His paintings proved to be very diverse, for besides his well-known landscapes, he also painted vast canvases, portraits and still lifes. A lover of Mediterranean landscapes, Yves Brayer sojourned in Marocco, Spain and Italy before settling down in the Camargue and in Provence.

Temporary exhibition

Yves Brayer – A new perspective

21 May –28 December 2020

To mark 30 years since the artist’s death, this exhibition pays homage to this close husband and wife couple: firstly to the artist and also to Hermione, who died last summer. She was his muse, his model, his assistant and above all his constant support. The Museum now continues the work she started in his memory.

On the first floor is a new hang of paintings on Spain, Morocco, Italy, Travels, Provence and the Camargue. The second floor is devoted to major works from Provence and some important portraits of Hermione and nudes.

Opening hours

April to September, open every day:
10.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm
October, November, December, March open every day except Tuesday:
11.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Annual closure: January and February.

This fine late 16th century mansion has an original façade and elegant finely carved room decorated with 17th century paintings.

16th century three-storey building with a staircase.


Adults: 8€ per person
Under 18 years: free
Groups: 4€ per person

Pass Baux-de-Provence
(2 sites: Carrières de Lumières + Château des Baux with Yves Brayer Museum offered).
Adults: 16,50€/18,50€*

*With events: 4 April to 3 May, 21 to 24 May, 30 May to 1 June, 4 July to 30 August, automn 26 to 31 October.

Practical information

Place François de Hérain
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

You may also be interested in…

Accomodation and Restaurants

For one night or a few weeks, Les Baux-de-Provence offers relaxation, cultural and historical visits, arts and outdoor excursions. Find the accommodation and restaurant that will make your stay an unforgettable experience.  Accommodation availability. Our accomodation, restaurants and all Les Baux-de-Provence are open.Welcome to Les Baux-de-Provence this Autumn!

Tourist Office

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

Mon – Fri: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Sat – Sun: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm

Learn more