Louis Jou Foundation

As an artist, engraver, illustrator, typographer and talented editor, Louis Jou‘s reputation stems from works that combine creative power with perfect execution. He was a friend of painters and poets (Derain, Picasso, Apollinaire, Suarès) and, in 1939, he decided to set up his studio in Les Baux-de-Provence.

Louis Jou was the town’s pioneering artist, living in the magnificent Renaissance Jean de Brion mansion that now houses a museum of his works and his collections: incunables, antique books, and engravings by Dürer and Goya in particular.

His studio reveals the stringency and rigour of Louis Jou’s works. Between the manual presses and the sets of letters created by the artist, you can see the world of typography and édition d’art.

Louis Jou was a passionate artist who had a major influence on contemporary books. Poet and publisher Pierre Seghers described him as “the architect of books and Les Baux”.

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Maison du Roy, Rue Porte Mage,
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