Rendez-vous at the Carrières de Lumières

  • © C. Michel

  • © C. Michel

  • Nuit de Chine

    Nuit de Chine

    © Culturespaces

  • Exhibition 2014

    Exhibition 2014

    © G. Iannuzzi / Culturespaces

  • Exhibition 2015

    Exhibition 2015

    © Scala, Florence/ Courtesy of the Ministero Beni e Att.Culturali

Rendez-vous at the Carrières de Lumières Route de Maillane 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence fr

At the heart of the Alpilles in Provence, the monumental Carrières de Lumières host From March to January extraordinary and unique multimedia shows.

Embarking on an unusual journey full of sound and vision, all visitors have to do is to let themselves drift in the pictorial universe of the greatest of artists, invited by the show to feel the experience with all their senses. 100 video projectors are controlled by as many graphic servers projecting images onto the walls of the quarry up to 14 metres high. The floor itself is completely covered and becomes an immense carpet of images.

Discover the unique and remarkable character of the place and its mineral beauty. These quarries were dug out over the years to extract the bauxite and limestone used to build the Château and the village of Les Baux-de-Provence.

Getting there

The Carrières de Lumières are located 800m (~.5 mile) from the Château des Baux-de-Provence, 15 km (~9.5 miles) north-east of Arles and 30 km (~18.5 miles) south of Avignon.

  • By road : motorway A7 (exit Avignon), A9 (Nîmes) and A54 (Baux-de-Provence). Free coach parking upon presentation of the reservation slip for the Carrières.
  • By train : Aix-en-Provence and Avignon TGV stations.
  • By plane : Marseille and Avignon airports.

It is advised that you take something warm to wear as the location will be cool.

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