Yves Brayer Museum – Hotel de Porcelet

The Yves Brayer Museum is housed in one of the most beautiful mansions in the centre of the village, the Hôtel de Porcelet. It presents a wide-ranging retrospective of the works of this artist who was so fond of Mediterranean landscapes and who is one of the most representative exponents of figurative art in the 20th century.

This is an exceptional collection in terms of the quality and rarity of the hundred or so originals, covering almost sixty years of creative work. Alongside Provençal landscapes, there are canvases inspired by Spain and Italy, covering the main themes dear to the artist’s heart.

The fully restored permanent collection will be revisited this year with the addition of six projects by contemporary artists alongside the works of Yves Brayer.

Yves Brayer, born in 1907, is one of the most important French painters of the 20th century. He brought his personal vision to bear on a broad range of subjects, while remaining faithful to the figurative tradition. He died in 1990. He is buried in the cemetery at the top of the village.

Opening hours
April to September, open every day: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm
October to March open every day, except Tuesday: 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Annual closure: 1st January to 13 March 2024

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.

Contrepoint Brayer/Korman

14 March to 11 November 2024

Continuing its recent tradition of welcoming contemporary artists to the permanent collections, this year the works of Michal Korman will be displayed alongside those of Yves Brayer in the exhibition Contrepoint, which opens at the Museum on 14 March and runs until 11 November.

Michal Korman (1987) began his artistic training at the age of 5 in children’s classes given by the Slovak academic painter Jozef Jelenak. In 2005, he manifested his specific style: a combination of graphic oil painting marked with his signature as a logotype.

Since then, he has continued to develop his personal style of traditional oil painting, using figurative motifs and graphics. This led to his first solo exhibition outside Slovakia in Brussels in 2009.

In 2016, he began working with what has since become his signature themes: plants and flowers. Michal lives and works in Paris.

From Cézanne to Chabaud - Around Fauvism in Provence

6 May to 11 November 2024

The Salon d’Automne of 1904 was a major recognition for Paul Cézanne. He is regarded as the inspiration of a young generation that was to challenge the history of art.

The following year, at the Salon d’Automne in 1905, the works of a group of painters were brought together in the same room and caused a famous scandal.

Louis Vauxcelles jokingly dubbed them “Fauves”, and for a short time they represented the avant-garde of painting.

It is in this vein that the exhibition of works by Provençal painters will be presented at the Musée Yves Brayer, bringing together, around Paul Cézanne, oils by René Seyssaud, Charles Camoin, Pierre Girieud, Louis-Mathieu Verdilhan, Alfred Lombard and Auguste Chabaud.

With them, the light of the South of France, which has enchanted so many painters, can only perpetuate the happiness of living in Provence. the joy of living in Provence.

Services and facilities

  • Air conditioning


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

On presentation of the Pass Baux-de-Provence : 4€

Practical information

Place François de Hérain
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
Closure: 25 December and 1 January